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Primate auditory prototype in the evolution of the arcuate fasciculus

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Fabien Balezeau, Dr Ben Wilson, Professor Tim Griffiths, Professor Christopher Petkov

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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.


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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

Year: 2020

Volume: 23

Pages: 611-614

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

URL: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-020-0623-9

DOI: 10.1038/s41593-020-0623-9

PubMed id: 32313267


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