auditory cortex

noun

variants also auditory area or auditory center
: a sensory area of the temporal lobe associated with the organ of hearing
They have found that the auditory cortex is divided into separate fields that process sound information in a hierarchical fashion.Carol Ezzell, Scientific American

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“Auditory cortex.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/auditory%20cortex. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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