primary auditory cortex
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The term primary auditory cortex refers to an area of cerebral cortex defined on the basis of function, namely the perception of pure tones and pitch. In the human it is located in the transverse temporal gyrus (human) of the temporal lobe. There the anatomic substrate is area 41 of Brodmann, area Tc of Economo ( Zilles-2004 ). In the rat ( Swanson-2004 ) and the mouse ( Hof-2000 ) the neural substrate is an area on the lateral surface of the cerebral cortex located between the dorsal auditory areas and the ventral auditory areas. Some authors distinguish a posterior auditory area as distinct from the primary area in the rat (Swanson-2004).

Also known as: primary auditory area


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