Cortical coding of auditory features

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How the cerebral cortex encodes auditory features of biologically important sounds, including speech and music, is one of the most important questions in auditory neuroscience. The pursuit to understand related neural coding mechanisms in the mammalian auditory cortex can be traced back several decades to the early exploration of the cerebral cortex. Significant progress in this field has been made in the past two decades with new technical and conceptual advances. This article reviews the progress and challenges in this area of research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-552
Number of pages26
JournalAnnual review of neuroscience
StatePublished - Jul 8 2018


  • auditory cortex
  • hearing
  • music
  • neural coding
  • pitch
  • speech

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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