Introduction: Why Human Auditory Cortex?

  • David Poeppel
  • Tobias Overath
Part of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research book series (SHAR, volume 43)


This volume concentrates on current approaches to understanding the human auditory cortex. Why auditory? The reasons why one would, could, and should study auditory processing ought to require little comment or motivation. That being said—and given the critical importance of hearing and speech for human communication and welfare—one might wonder why hearing research, in general, has remained the less popular stepchild and ugly duckling in the context of sensory neuroscience, in particular vision. (This question is discussed in more detail later.).


Speech Perception Auditory Cortex Auditory Processing Planum Temporale Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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