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Activation of auditory cortex during silent lipreading.

Abstract:

Watching a speaker's lips during face-to-face conversation (lipreading) markedly improves speech perception, particularly in noisy conditions. With functional magnetic resonance imaging it was found that these linguistic visual cues are sufficient to activate auditory cortex in normal hearing individuals in the absence of auditory speech sounds. Two further experiments suggest that these auditory cortical areas are not engaged when an individual is viewing nonlinguistic facial movements but a...

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Journal:
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Volume:
276
Issue:
5312
Pages:
593-596
Publication date:
1997-04-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
URN:
uuid:b5d6c1d8-1b8a-4bdb-bad2-dd08e5e84617
Source identifiers:
30706
Local pid:
pubs:30706

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