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The auditory cortex is the region of the brain that is responsible for processing of auditory (sound) information. The primary auditory cortex is located in the temporal lobe. There are additional areas of the human cerebral cortex that are involved in processing sound, in the frontal and parietal lobes.
Ultra-precise method identifies age-related changes in gamma oscillations in children's auditory cortex

Ultra-precise method identifies age-related changes in gamma oscillations in children's auditory cortex

Scientists uncover neural mechanisms through which sound blunts pain in mice

Scientists uncover neural mechanisms through which sound blunts pain in mice

Stimulation of the auditory cortex improves speech perception over background noise

Stimulation of the auditory cortex improves speech perception over background noise

Neuronal subpopulation responds specifically to song

Neuronal subpopulation responds specifically to song

Study describes how brain pulsation changes during sleep

Study describes how brain pulsation changes during sleep

Subset of human auditory neurons responds to song

Subset of human auditory neurons responds to song

Dog brains can detect speech and show different activity patterns to many languages

Dog brains can detect speech and show different activity patterns to many languages

Scientists trace neuronal activity when the brain switches from hearing to listening

Scientists trace neuronal activity when the brain switches from hearing to listening

Similar brain responses to speech sounds found in humans, macaques and guinea pigs

Similar brain responses to speech sounds found in humans, macaques and guinea pigs

Repeated listening to favorite music induces beneficial brain plasticity in Alzheimer’s patients

Repeated listening to favorite music induces beneficial brain plasticity in Alzheimer’s patients

Auditory and speech processing occur in parallel in the brain

Auditory and speech processing occur in parallel in the brain

New neuronal circuit may help control which sensory information is relayed to the auditory cortex

New neuronal circuit may help control which sensory information is relayed to the auditory cortex

Bedtime music may affect sleep patterns

Bedtime music may affect sleep patterns

Researchers identify a supersensitized brain connection in people with misophonia

Researchers identify a supersensitized brain connection in people with misophonia

Absence of key gene causes severe hearing loss

Absence of key gene causes severe hearing loss

Children at high risk of dyslexia face difficulty in learning nonsensical words

Children at high risk of dyslexia face difficulty in learning nonsensical words

Brain stimulation highlights ancestral brain highway system shared by humans and monkeys

Brain stimulation highlights ancestral brain highway system shared by humans and monkeys

Scientists decode music-evoked emotions in the brain

Scientists decode music-evoked emotions in the brain

Economic activity can actively change the brain, shows study

Economic activity can actively change the brain, shows study

Newborns analyze the emotional content of their surroundings only at a very basic level

Newborns analyze the emotional content of their surroundings only at a very basic level