Functional Mapping of the Human Auditory Cortex: fMRI Investigation of a Patient with Auditory Agnosia from Trauma to the Inferior Colliculus

  title={Functional Mapping of the Human Auditory Cortex: fMRI Investigation of a Patient with Auditory Agnosia from Trauma to the Inferior Colliculus},
  author={Oren Poliva and Patricia E. G. Bestelmeyer and Michelle Hall and Janet H. Bultitude and Kristin Koller and Robert D. Rafal},
  journal={Cognitive And Behavioral Neurology},
Objective:To use functional magnetic resonance imaging to map the auditory cortical fields that are activated, or nonreactive, to sounds in patient M.L., who has auditory agnosia caused by trauma to the inferior colliculi. Background:The patient cannot recognize speech or environmental sounds. Her discrimination is greatly facilitated by context and visibility of the speaker’s facial movements, and under forced-choice testing. Her auditory temporal resolution is severely compromised. Her… 
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