auditory association area


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auditory association area

[′ȯd·ə‚tōr·ē ə‚sō·sē′ā·shən ‚er·ē·ə]
(neuroscience)
The cortical association area in the brain just inferior to the auditory projection area, related to it anatomically and functionally by association fibers.
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Kojima et al., "Functional differentiation of the auditory association area in prelingually deaf subjects," Auris Nasus Larynx, vol.
In contras-t, adults showed selective activation in the unimodal region of the auditory association area (AA) when processing spoken word forms and selective activation in the unimodal visual areas of fusiform gyrus (FG) when processing written word forms.
Familiar, rather than nonfamiliar, voices were selected for the stories because of evidence of differential (i.e., more) neural activity to voice pattern recognition and contrasting pitch with complex auditory sequences within the primary auditory areas as well as downstream auditory association areas. This evidence of increased activation to familiar voices in higher-level cortical areas combined with evidence that engagement of LTM traces requires familiar stimuli indicated that familiar people, encoded in the participant's LTM, should be used as the storytellers.