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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2021, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (3): 414-424.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2021.00414

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The neural mechanism of phonagnosia

ZHOU Aibao, HU Yanbing, ZHOU Yingxin, LI Yu, LI Wenyi, ZHANG Haobo, GUO Yanlin, HU Guoqing   

  1. School of Psychology, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070, China
  • Received:2020-06-10 Online:2021-03-15 Published:2021-01-27

Abstract: Human voice recognition is critical for many aspects of social communication. Most people can recognize identity from the voice, but people with phonagnosia seem to have lost this ability. By definition, it means the deficits occurring at different stages of the processing of voice identity. It includes acquired phonagnosia developmental phonagnosia and its subtypes. Acquired phonagnosia patients’ damaged brain regions mainly include the temporal lobe, Heschl's gyrus and temporal pole. Developmental phonagnosia is associated with atypical responses in the right posterior superior temporal sulcus and dysfunction in the functional connectivity between the temporal lobe and the amygdala. Future research can focus on screening methods, scoping and cultural differences for phonagnosia.

Key words: acquired phonagnosia, developmental phonagnosia, sub-classifications of phonagnosia, neural mechanism

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