(Re)habilitation and Counseling (C)
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Exploration of the exciting world of cortical hearing, and its effects on the human body. Socrates first proposed "the little man of the brain" (or Homunculus), overlaying roles of the right and left hemispheres. Until recently, Broadmann (1919) was assumed to describe the auditory cortex, but now we find tonotopical functions encompass the entire cerebral cortex, interacting with limbic and cognitive, and centers for association and memory. When hearing is lost, functions go awry; when recovered, individuals become "whole" again.