Finally, even though both pathways activate auditory areas
in deaf people, they seem functionally segregated in respect to cross-modal plasticity.
Likely, the specificity of emotional learning is controlled by the amygdala and sub-cortical auditory areas
The secondary auditory areas
are usually re-allocated to vision, proprioception and vibration detection ('use it or lose it').
Familiar, rather than nonfamiliar, voices were selected for the stories because of evidence of differential (i.e., more) neural activity to voice pattern recognition and contrasting pitch with complex auditory sequences within the primary auditory areas
as well as downstream auditory association areas.
The people who stuttered had more activity in auditory areas
when listening only.
In hearing words, boys' performance depended on how hard auditory areas
of the brain worked.