auditory center


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Noun1.auditory center - the part of the brain (in a fold of the cerebral cortex of the temporal lobe on both sides of the brain) that receives impulses from the ear by way of the auditory nerveauditory center - the part of the brain (in a fold of the cerebral cortex of the temporal lobe on both sides of the brain) that receives impulses from the ear by way of the auditory nerve
nerve center, nerve centre, center, centre - a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"
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When sound waves reach them, the cells' hairlike projections sway with the vibrations and transmit electrical signals to the brain's auditory center.
The temporal lobe contains the auditory centers (primary auditory cortex (Brodmann area 41) belonging to transverse temporal gyrus (of Heschl's), the psycho-auditive area (Brodmann area 42) and the auditory gnosis area (Brodmann area 22) which are involved in memorizing (storing) visual and auditory experiences, in interpretation and combination of visual and auditory information.
Concussions to the brain can cause audiologic symptoms such as hearing loss, dizziness, and central deficits because the auditory centers, such as the temporal lobe, corpus collosum, and thalamus, are vulnerable to damage.