The Superior Temporal Sulcus Differentiates Communicative and Noncommunicative Auditory Signals

  title={The Superior Temporal Sulcus Differentiates Communicative and Noncommunicative Auditory Signals},
  author={Sarah Shultz and Athena Vouloumanos and Kevin A. Pelphrey},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
Processing the vocalizations of conspecifics is critical for adaptive social interaction. A species-specific voice-selective region has been identified in the right STS that responds more strongly to human vocal sounds compared with a variety of nonvocal sounds. However, the STS also activates in response to a wide range of signals used in communication, such as eye gaze, biological motion, and speech. These findings raise the possibility that the voice-selective region of the STS may be… 
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