Voice-selective areas in human auditory cortex

@article{Belin2000VoiceselectiveAI,
  title={Voice-selective areas in human auditory cortex},
  author={Pascal Belin and Robert J. Zatorre and Philippe Lafaille and Pierre A. Ahad and Bruce Pike},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={403},
  pages={309-312}
}
The human voice contains in its acoustic structure a wealth of information on the speaker's identity and emotional state which we perceive with remarkable ease and accuracy. Although the perception of speaker-related features of voice plays a major role in human communication, little is known about its neural basis. Here we show, using functional magnetic resonance imaging in human volunteers, that voice-selective regions can be found bilaterally along the upper bank of the superior temporal… 
Human temporal-lobe response to vocal sounds.
Voices in my head
  • P. Collins
  • Psychology
    Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • 2000
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