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Cerebral PlasticityNew Perspectives$
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Leo M. Chalupa, Nicoletta Berardi, Matteo Caleo, Lucia Galli-Resta, and Tommaso Pizzorusso

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015233

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.001.0001

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Auditory Processing and Plasticity

Auditory Processing and Plasticity

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Cerebral Plasticity

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This chapter hopes to demonstrate what auditory neuroscientists have learnt from vision. It demonstrates that the behaviorally relevant auditory patterns, including speech sounds, are identified and discriminated selectively within an anterior auditory what-stream. It suggests direct functional involvement of the reorganized cortex in behavior. This chapter shows that the reorganization of the auditory cortex following sensorineural hearing loss is accompanied by changes at the thalamic level. It is possible that serotonin plays a role in tinnitus not only by enabling long-term habituation to the tinnitus signal, but also by promoting cortical and thalamic reorganization.

Keywords:   speech sounds, auditory cortex, hearing loss, serotonin, tinnitus, anterior auditory

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