Thalamic asymmetry is related to acoustic signal complexity.

  title={Thalamic asymmetry is related to acoustic signal complexity.},
  author={Cynthia E. King and Trent G. Nicol and Tom J. McGee and Nina Kraus},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  volume={267 2},
Hemispheric asymmetries in response to speech sounds are well documented. However, it is not known if these asymmetries reflect only cortical hemispheric specialization to language or whether they also reflect pre-conscious encoding of signals at lower levels of the auditory pathway. This study examined differences in neural representations of signals with acoustic properties inherent to speech in the left versus right side of the thalamus. Specifically, 2000 Hz tone bursts, clicks and… CONTINUE READING