Human subcortical auditory function provides a new conceptual framework for considering modularity

Erika Skoe*, Nina Kraus

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter comments on the discussion in Chapter 27. It argues that the modularity debate has centred on the cortex, and seeks to widen the theoretical discussion of modularity by presenting research on the role of subcortical structures in auditory processing. It suggests that human subcortical auditory function can provide a new conceptual framework for studying modularity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLanguage and Music as Cognitive Systems
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191731020
ISBN (Print)9780199553426
StatePublished - Jan 19 2012


  • Auditory processing
  • Cortex
  • Human auditory function
  • Modularity
  • Subcortical structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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