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Neurobiologial bases of Auditory Speech Processing: Dana Boatman

The human auditory system is capable of transforming a continuous acoustic signal into neural representations that, ultimately, provide access to word meaning information. Exactly how this is accomplished has yet to be fully determined, although recent technological advances have greatly enhanced our understanding of this complex phenomenon. In this chapter, we will review the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the human auditory system, as they pertain to the processing of spoken speech.