Superior Temporal Sulcus and its Functions

Authors: P. Haitová1ihash2ihash4ihash6ihash8 ,2 ,3 ,3 ,2 ,2
Authors‘ workplace: Výzkumná skupina pro behaviorální a sociální neurovědy, Středoevropský technologický institut (CEITEC), MU, Brno 1;  I. neurologická klinika LF MU a FN u sv. Anny v Brně 2;  Výzkumná skupina Molekulární a funkční zobrazování, Středoevropský technologický institut (CEITEC), MU, Brno 3
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2012; 75/108(2): 154-158
Category: Review Article


Paper summarizes the current knowledge on superior temporal sulcus (STS) and its role in social cognition, biological movement perception, face perception, speech processing, polymodal integration and detection of rare stimuli. It emphasises its role in social behavior. In conclusion, STS plays role in particular at integrative and associative processing of stimuli, which are potentially behavioraly and socialy relevant.

Key words:
superior temporal sulcus – social behavior – biological movement perception – speech processing – polymodal integration – rare stimuli detection


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