auditory area

auditory area n a sensory area in the temporal cortex associated with the organ of hearing called also auditory center, auditory cortex

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  • auditory area — noun the cortical area that receives auditory information from the medial geniculate body • Syn: ↑auditory cortex • Hypernyms: ↑cortical area, ↑cortical region * * * noun or auditory center : a sensory …   Useful english dictionary

  • auditory cortex — n AUDITORY AREA * * * two contiguous areas of the temporal lobe in the region of the anterior transverse temporal gyrus; Brodmann area 41 is called the first or primary auditory cortex and Brodmann area 42 is called the second or secondary… …   Medical dictionary

  • auditory center — n AUDITORY AREA …   Medical dictionary

  • auditory cortex — noun the cortical area that receives auditory information from the medial geniculate body • Syn: ↑auditory area • Hypernyms: ↑cortical area, ↑cortical region …   Useful english dictionary

  • auditory center — noun the part of the brain (in a fold of the cerebral cortex of the temporal lobe on both sides of the brain) that receives impulses from the ear by way of the auditory nerve • Hypernyms: ↑center, ↑centre, ↑nerve center, ↑nerve centre * * * noun… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Auditory system — The auditory system is the sensory system for the sense of hearing. Ear Outer ear The folds of cartilage surrounding the ear canal are called the pinna. Sound waves are reflected and attenuated when they hit the pinna, and these changes provide… …   Wikipedia

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  • Auditory brainstem response — The auditory brainstem response (ABR) is an auditory evoked potential extracted from ongoing electrical activity in the brain and recorded via electrodes placed on the scalp. The resulting recording is a series of vertex positive waves of which I …   Wikipedia

  • Auditory imagery — In psychology and neuropsychology, auditory imagery is the subjective experience of hearing in the absence of auditory stimulation. It occurs when one mentally rehearses telephone numbers, or has a song on the brain : the phenomenon is usually… …   Wikipedia

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