Auditory and speech processing occurs in parallel in the brain, researchers report. The findings contradict the belief that the brain processes auditory information before transferring it into linguistic information.
Increased connectivity between the auditory cortex and motor control areas related to the mouth, face, and throat, could be a key feature in identifying misophonia, a condition marked by extreme reactions to "trigger sounds", such as other people chewing.
Passive exposure to music is enough to drive the development of music selectivity.
Mouse study reveals sound appears to alter connectivity in auditory processing areas earlier in development than previously thought; even before the ear canal opens.
Based on the activity in the auditory cortex and motor cortex, researchers were able to predict whether a participant was listening to music that was upbeat or sad.
Study reports a pervasive neuromodulation system strongly influences sound processing in a key auditory region of the brain. Findings suggest acetylcholine may assist in the brain's ability to distinguish speech from other noise.
Do you experience the chills when you hear your favorite song? Researchers used EEG to map brain activity while people listened to their favorite tunes. Findings reveal specific brain areas work together to process music, triggering the reward system and increasing dopamine release.
People with schizotypal traits exhibited increased structural connectivity probability within the task control network and default mode network. They also had increased variability and decreased stability of functional connectivity within the DMN and between the auditory and subcortical networks.