Neuroimage 2021 Mar 29;235:118014. Epub 2021 Mar 29.
Institute for Intelligent Systems, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA; School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Memphis, 4055 North Park Loop, Memphis, TN 38152, USA; Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN, USA. Electronic address:
Perceiving speech-in-noise (SIN) demands precise neural coding between brainstem and cortical levels of the hearing system. Attentional processes can then select and prioritize task-relevant cues over competing background noise for successful speech perception. In animal models, brainstem-cortical interplay is achieved via descending corticofugal projections from cortex that shape midbrain responses to behaviorally-relevant sounds. Read More