Learning to hear: plasticity of auditory cortical processing

  • Dahmen J
  • King A
  • 1


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • N/A


    Citations of this article.


Sensory experience and auditory cortex plasticity are intimately related. This relationship is most striking during infancy when changes in sensory input can have profound effects on the functional organization of the developing cortex. But a considerable degree of plasticity is retained throughout life, as demonstrated by the cortical reorganization that follows damage to the sensory periphery or by the more controversial changes in response properties that are thought to accompany perceptual learning. Recent studies in the auditory system have revealed the remarkably adaptive nature of sensory processing and provided important insights into the way in which cortical circuits are shaped by experience and learning.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


  • Johannes C Dahmen

  • Andrew J King

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free