The auditory cortex may perform a role beyond just processing sound

Several studies have shown that expecting a reward or punishment can affect brain activity in areas responsible for processing different senses, including sight or touch. For example, research shows that these brain regions light up on brain scans when humans are expecting a treat. However, researchers know less about what happens when the reward is actually received - or an expected reward is denied. Insight on these scenarios can help researchers better understand how we learn in general...