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Named after Austrian anatomist Richard L. Heschl (1824–1881).
- (neuroanatomy) A convolution of the cortex found in the lateral sulcus on the temporal lobe, and which is the first cortical structure to process incoming auditory information.
- 2010, David R. Moore, Paul Albert Fuchs, & Adrian Rees, The Oxford Handbook of Auditory Science: The Auditory Brain, →ISBN:
- The study by Penagos et al. (2004) concluded that only lateral Heschl's gyrus was sensitive to changes in pitch salience, supporting the notion that a pitch center exists in this region of auditory cortex.
- 2019, John W. Schwieter, translating Albert Costa, The Bilingual Brain, Penguin 2021, p. 93:
- In a study conducted with Spanish-Catalan bilinguals […] it was observed that the volume of the left Heschl's gyrus was greater than in monolingual speakers, both for grey and white matter.