Functional magnetic resonance imaging of a human auditory cortex area involved in foreground–background decomposition

  title={Functional magnetic resonance imaging of a human auditory cortex area involved in foreground–background decomposition},
  author={Henning Scheich and Frank Baumgart and Birgit Gaschler-Markefski and Carola Tegeler and Claus Tempelmann and Hans-Jochen Heinze and Frank Schindler and Detlef Stiller},
  journal={European Journal of Neuroscience},
Auditory foreground–background decomposition is a pattern recognition process which combines simultaneous and sequential grouping in complex sound sequences. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging with reduced scanner noise and stimulation through a new type of earphones, we investigated the possibility that this process activates topographically distinct areas of human auditory cortex. A basic matching‐to‐sample task with variable tones (sequential grouping) caused significant activity in… 
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