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Neurological foundations of Audition and language

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The neurological foundations of audition?
The importance of audition in language comprehension?

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Information from one ear goes to the cochlear nucleus on that side of the head. The neurons in this nucleus send that information to identical higher centers on both sides of the brain. From the auditory cortex, a processing station, the messages go to other areas of the cerebral cortex where the sounds are then interpreted for their meaning. The first brain relay station for sound is the cochlear nucleus. Here the signals are dissected and sorted causing the various features of sound (intensity, frequency, onset, ...

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Explains how audition (hearing) is important for language understanding and the neurological foundations.