Prog Neurobiol 2021 May 15;200:101982. Epub 2020 Dec 15.
Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, 8050, Switzerland; Neuroscience Center Zurich, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Zurich, 8057, Switzerland; Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language Evolution (ISLE), University of Zurich, 8057, Switzerland; Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. Electronic address:
A subregion of the auditory cortex (AC) was proposed to selectively process voices. This selectivity of the temporal voice area (TVA) and its role in processing non-voice sounds however have remained elusive. For a better functional description of the TVA, we investigated its neural responses both to voice and non-voice sounds, and critically also to textural sound patterns (TSPs) that share basic features with natural sounds but that are perceptually very distant from voices. Read More