Cytoarchitectonic organization of the human auditory cortex

J Comp Neurol. 1980 Apr 1;190(3):597-610. doi: 10.1002/cne.901900312.


A new cytoarchitectonic study of the human auditory cortex was undertaken in the light of recent knowledge concerning the architecture, fiber connectivity, and physiology of this region in the monkey. The survey of three normative human brains (six hemispheres) processed in whole-brain serial sections disclosed a cytoarchitectonic organization of the cortical auditory region similar to that in the macaque. Unlike the monkey, auditory-related cortex was found in parietal operculum and inferior parietal lobule. Similarities in cortical architectonics between human and monkey brains may provide a rationale for the application of knowledge concerning animal physiology and connectivity to man.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Auditory Cortex / anatomy & histology*
  • Brain Mapping
  • Haplorhini
  • Humans
  • Macaca mulatta / anatomy & histology
  • Species Specificity
  • Terminology as Topic