Tonotopic organization in human auditory cortex revealed by positron emission tomography

Judith L. Lauter, Peter Herscovitch, Craig Formby, Marcus E. Raichle

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Abstract

Positron emission tomography (PET) was used to map alterations in local neuronal activity induced in human primary auditory cortex by pure-tone stimulation. Patterns of blood flow were observed in specific regions on the superior temporal plane showing systematic changes in activity depending on the frequency of a stimulating pure tone. The orientation of these regions agrees well with data for non-human primates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-205
Number of pages7
JournalHearing research
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

Keywords

  • human primary auditory cortex
  • positron emission tomography
  • regional cerebral blood flow
  • tonotopic organization

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