The human 'pitch center' responds differently to iterated noise and Huggins pitch

[error in script], 2007. The human 'pitch center' responds differently to iterated noise and Huggins pitch. NeuroReport, 18 (4), pp. 323-327. ISSN 0959-4965

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A magnetoencephalographic marker for pitch analysis (the pitch onset response) has been reported for different types of pitch-evoking stimuli, irrespective of whether the acoustic cues for pitch are monaurally or binaurally produced. It is claimed that the pitch onset response reflects a common cortical representation for pitch, putatively in lateral Heschl's gyrus. The result of this functional MRI study sheds doubt on this assertion. We report a direct comparison between iterated ripple noise and Huggins pitch in which we reveal a different pattern of auditory cortical activation associated with each pitch stimulus, even when individual variability in structure-function relations is accounted for. Our results suggest it may be premature to assume that lateral Heschl's gyrus is a universal pitch center.

Item Type: Journal article
Description: This is not the final published version.
Publication Title: NeuroReport
Creators: Hall, D.A. and Plack, C.J.
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins
Date: 2007
Volume: 18
Number: 4
ISSN: 0959-4965
Rights: © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:18
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:09

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