Perception of sounds used in species-specific communication: the auditory cortex and beyond

J. D. Newman

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Abstract

The auditory cortex, located in the superior temporal gyrus, has been studied in squirrel monkeys with respect to its role in detecting species-specific vocalizations. Single neurons tested with selected vocalizations from the species' repertoire have been grouped into seven functional categories. Each category reflects a different level of processing with regard to vocalizations and artificial sounds. It is argued that, while the auditory cortex has the capability to detect and distinguish species-specific vocalizations, the interpretation of their biological significance likely takes place elsewhere.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-105
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Medical Primatology
Volume7
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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