The Control of Vocal Pitch in Human Laryngeal Motor Cortex.

@article{Dichter2018TheCO,
  title={The Control of Vocal Pitch in Human Laryngeal Motor Cortex.},
  author={Benjamin K. Dichter and Jonathan Breshears and Matthew K. Leonard and Edward F. Chang},
  journal={Cell},
  year={2018},
  volume={174 1},
  pages={
          21-31.e9
        }
}
In speech, the highly flexible modulation of vocal pitch creates intonation patterns that speakers use to convey linguistic meaning. This human ability is unique among primates. Here, we used high-density cortical recordings directly from the human brain to determine the encoding of vocal pitch during natural speech. We found neural populations in bilateral… CONTINUE READING