Identification of a pathway for intelligible speech in the left temporal lobe.

  title={Identification of a pathway for intelligible speech in the left temporal lobe.},
  author={Sophie K. Scott and C. Catrin Blank and Stuart Rosen and Richard J. S. Wise},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  volume={123 Pt 12},
  • S. Scott, C. Blank, R. Wise
  • Published 1 December 2000
  • Biology, Psychology, Physics
  • Brain : a journal of neurology
It has been proposed that the identification of sounds, including species-specific vocalizations, by primates depends on anterior projections from the primary auditory cortex, an auditory pathway analogous to the ventral route proposed for the visual identification of objects. We have identified a similar route in the human for understanding intelligible speech. Using PET imaging to identify separable neural subsystems within the human auditory cortex, we used a variety of speech and speech… 

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