Functional dissociations following bilateral lesions of auditory cortex.

  title={Functional dissociations following bilateral lesions of auditory cortex.},
  author={Isabelle Peretz and R{\'e}gine Kolinsky and Mark Tramo and Raymonde Labrecque and C Hublet and G Demeurisse and Sylvie Belleville},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  volume={117 ( Pt 6)},
We present two patients with bilateral lesions of the superior temporal cortex who manifested a number of functional dissociations in the auditory domain. The perception of speech and environmental sounds were preserved; yet, the perception of tunes, prosody and voice was impaired. As the processing of melodic but not rhythmic variations in musical sequences was selectively disturbed, the deficit cannot be attributed to a general impairment in auditory memory or sequential processing. These… CONTINUE READING

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