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The asymmetric auditory cortex

Which side of the brain does what in speech and language processing is a debate that has engaged and divided the neuroscientific community for more than a century. A new study by Flinker et al. provides a more nuanced interpretation of how the left and right hemispheres of the brain process acoustic information important for speech processing.

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Fig. 1: Asymmetric processing of spectral and temporal modulations in the brain.

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Hamilton, L.S. The asymmetric auditory cortex. Nat Hum Behav 3, 327–328 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-019-0582-x

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