2.06 - Entrainment in Human Auditory Cortex: Mechanism and Functions

David Poeppel, Xiangbin Teng

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Auditory entrainment is a fundamental neural mechanism subserving auditory perception. It has been deployed to study a wide range of problems in temporal processing. We examine the concept of entrainment, compare it to similar phenomena, and then take a systemic view, examining the functional roles of auditory entrainment at the cortical level. We aim to chart future directions of research, hoping to stimulate a transition from using the auditory entrainment as a toolkit to understanding its computations and functions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Senses
Subtitle of host publicationA Comprehensive Reference: Volume 1-7, Second Edition
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780128054093
ISBN (Print)9780128054086
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Concurrent
  • Cortical entrainment
  • Cortical oscillation
  • Gamma band
  • Integration
  • Marr's levels
  • Multi-scale processing
  • Multiplexing
  • Neural synchronization
  • Temporal processing
  • Temporal window
  • Theta oscillation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Neuroscience


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