Functional imaging of human auditory cortex.

  title={Functional imaging of human auditory cortex.},
  author={David L. Woods and Claude Alain},
  journal={Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery},
  volume={17 5},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review summarizes recent advances in functional magnetic resonance imaging that reveal similarities in the organization of human auditory cortex (HAC) and auditory cortex of nonhuman primates. RECENT FINDINGS Functional magnetic resonance imaging studies have shown that HAC is a compact region that covers less than 8% of the total cortical surface. HAC is subdivided into more than a dozen distinct auditory cortical fields (ACFs) that surround Heschl's gyri on the… CONTINUE READING

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