Understanding human hearing is not only a scientific challenge but also a problem of growing social and political importance, given the steadily increasing numbers of people with hearing deficits or even deafness. This book is about the highest level of hearing in humans and other mammals. It brings together studies of both humans and animals thereby giving a more profound understanding of the concepts, approaches, techniques, and knowledge of the auditory cortex. All of the most up-to-date procedures of non-invasive imaging are employed in the research that is described.
"The Auditory Cortex: A Synthesis of Human and Animal Research is a remarkable meeting of (no less than 70) experts concerned with how the brain processes sounds….provides novel ideas on the place of the auditory cortex in a bigger scheme of cortical and perceptual processing. A plethora of contemporary questions is present throughout the text….The Auditory Cortex may be most useful to graduate students and investigators with a fair awareness of issues in the field of auditory research, but it also is appropriate as an up-to-date reference text on the auditory cortex."
"…this book gives a really in-depth presentation, by worldwide experts in this domain, about what is known (and unknown) on the topic. Many important questions are addressed…many interesting issued are raised…"
—Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Contents: Preface. Part I: Auditory Cortical Fields and Their Functions. E. Budinger, Introduction: Auditory Cortical Fields and Their Functions. J.H. Kaas, T.A. Hackett, Subdivisions and Connections of the Auditory Cortex in Primates: A Working Model. P. Morosan, J. Rademacher, N. Palomero-Gallagher, K. Zilles, Anatomical Organization of the Human Auditory Cortex: Cytoarchitecture and Transmitter Receptors. D.A. Hall, Sensitivity to Spectral and Temporal Properties of Sound in Human Non-Primary Auditox. S. Clarke, M. Adriani, E. Tardif, "What" and "Where" in Human Audition: Evidence From Anatomical, Activation, and Lesion Studies. K. Imaizumi, C.C. Lee, J.F. Linden, J.A. Winer, C.E. Schreiner, The Anterior Field of Auditory Cortex: Neurophysiological and Neuroanatomical Organization. H.E. Heffner, The Neurobehavioral Study of Auditory Cortex. M. Brosch, H. Scheich, Non-Acoustic Influence on Neural Activity in Auditory Cortex. J.F. Brugge, I.O. Volkov, R.A. Reale, P.C. Garell, H. Kawasaki, H. Oya, Q. Li, M.A. Howard III, The Posterolateral Superior Temporal Auditory Field in Humans: Functional Organization and Connectivity. P. Belin, R.J. Zatorre, Voice Processing in Human Auditory Cortex. H. Ackermann, I. Hertrich, W. Lutzenberger, K. Mathiak, Cerebral Organization of Speech Sound Perception: Hemispheric Lateralization Effects at the Level of the Supratemporal Plane, the Inferior Dorsolateral Frontal Lobe and the Cerebellum. Part II: Coding of Sounds. M. Brosch, Introduction: Coding of Sounds. ...