Speech Sound Discrimination by Cats

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Science  01 May 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3618, pp. 555-556
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3618.555


Cats trained to discriminate between the speech sounds [u] and [i] do not retain and are unable to relearn this discrimination after bilateral ablation of the ventral insular-temporal cortex. In control animals, retention of this ability is not affected by bilateral removal of primary auditory receiving cortex.