Researchers have identified neurons in the brain that help discern changes in relative pitch, playing an essential role in helping humans extract meaning from speech. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the Aug. 25, 2017, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by C. Tang at University of California, San Francisco in San Francisco, Calif., and colleagues was titled, "Intonational speech prosody encoding in the human auditory cortex."
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