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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.
Selective attention increases both gain and feature selectivity of the human auditory cortex

Selective attention increases both gain and feature selectivity of the human auditory cortex

Impact of mild hearing loss on neurological processes

Impact of mild hearing loss on neurological processes

Study links brain anatomy to the ability to learn a second language in adulthood

Study links brain anatomy to the ability to learn a second language in adulthood

Cochlear implants reorganize brain's hearing center

Cochlear implants reorganize brain's hearing center

Scientists focus on the brain's speech 'receiver'

Scientists focus on the brain's speech 'receiver'

Non-coplanar PCBs and related chemicals warrant serious attention for health reasons

Non-coplanar PCBs and related chemicals warrant serious attention for health reasons

Study reveals how illusions are produced in the brain's visual cortex

Study reveals how illusions are produced in the brain's visual cortex

Children of women who smoke during pregnancy can develop hearing problems

Children of women who smoke during pregnancy can develop hearing problems

The cocktail party problem

The cocktail party problem

Failure to block out inappropriate sensory stimulation activity in Alzheimer disease

Failure to block out inappropriate sensory stimulation activity in Alzheimer disease

Finding may significantly broaden understanding of how the brain selects and retains information

Finding may significantly broaden understanding of how the brain selects and retains information

Researchers discover discrete region of the monkey brain that processes pitch

Researchers discover discrete region of the monkey brain that processes pitch

New research into stimulus-related ear differences from birth may provide improved methods for newborn hearing tests

New research into stimulus-related ear differences from birth may provide improved methods for newborn hearing tests