Invasive Research Methods

  • Matthew A. HowardIII
  • Kirill V. Nourski
  • John F. Brugge
Part of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research book series (SHAR, volume 43)


Auditory cortex, in the classic sense of the term, is taken to be the cluster of anatomically and physiologically distinct areas of temporal neocortex that are uniquely and reciprocally connected with one another and with the medial geniculate body and related thalamic nuclear groups. In humans, as many as seven or eight anatomically distinct auditory cortical fields have been identified on the supratemporal plane and posterolateral superior temporal gyrus (STG) (see Clarke and Morosan, Chapter 2).


Auditory Cortex Superior Temporal Gyrus Local Field Potential Auditory Evoke Potential Medial Geniculate Body 
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averaged evoked potential


computed tomography






event-related band power


functional magnetic resonance imaging


hybrid depth electrode


Heschl’s gyrus


inferior frontal gyrus


local field potential




magnetic resonance imaging


positron emission tomography


superior temporal gyrus


ventral prefrontal cortex



Preparation of this chapter was supported by NIH RO1-DC004290, UL1RR024979, and GCRC MO1-RR-59 and by the Hoover Fund.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew A. HowardIII
    • 1
  • Kirill V. Nourski
    • 2
  • John F. Brugge
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

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