Rethinking Speech Recognition: An Unexpected Discovery in Brain’s Lexicon

(Neuroscience – Summary: Researchers identified the brain’s verbal language catalog, or auditory lexicon, in an unexpected location: the front of the primary auditory cortex, not its back.

This discovery defies a century-long assumption about brain organization and could significantly influence strategies for recovery and rehabilitation post-brain injury.

Involving 26 volunteers and functional magnetic resonance imaging, the study investigates the Auditory Word Form Area’s role in spoken word processing.

The findings open new pathways to understand and potentially remediate speech comprehension deficits, especially following strokes or brain injuries. CONTINUE