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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Fabien Balezeau,
Dr Ben Wilson,
Professor Tim Griffiths,
Professor Christopher Petkov
This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Nature Research, 2020.
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© 2020, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature America, Inc.The human arcuate fasciculus pathway is crucial for language, interconnecting posterior temporal and inferior frontal areas. Whether a monkey homolog exists is controversial and the nature of human-specific specialization unclear. Using monkey, ape and human auditory functional fields and diffusion-weighted MRI, we identified homologous pathways originating from the auditory cortex. This discovery establishes a primate auditory prototype for the arcuate fasciculus, reveals an earlier phylogenetic origin and illuminates its remarkable transformation.
Author(s): Balezeau F, Wilson B, Gallardo G, Dick F, Hopkins W, Anwander A, Friederici AD, Griffiths TD, Petkov CI
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Nature Neuroscience
Online publication date: 20/04/2020
Acceptance date: 16/03/2020
Date deposited: 30/07/2020
ISSN (print): 1097-6256
ISSN (electronic): 1546-1726
Publisher: Nature Research
PubMed id: 32313267
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