Scanning silence: mental imagery of complex sounds.

  title={Scanning silence: mental imagery of complex sounds.},
  author={Nico Bunzeck and Torsten W{\"u}stenberg and Kai Lutz and Hans-Jochen Heinze and Lutz Jancke},
  volume={26 4},
In this functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study, we investigated the neural basis of mental auditory imagery of familiar complex sounds that did not contain language or music. In the first condition (perception), the subjects watched familiar scenes and listened to the corresponding sounds that were presented simultaneously. In the second condition (imagery), the same scenes were presented silently and the subjects had to mentally imagine the appropriate sounds. During the third… CONTINUE READING

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