Thalamic and parietal brain morphology predicts auditory category learning
Categorizing sounds is vital for adaptive human behavior. Accordingly, changing listening situations (external noise, but also peripheral hearing loss in aging) require listeners to flexibly adjust their categorization strategies, e.g., switch amongst available acoustic cues. However, listeners differ considerably in these adaptive capabilities. For this reason, we employed voxel-based morphometry (VBM) in our study (Neuropsychologia, In press), in order to assess the degree to which individual brain morphology is predictive of such adaptive listening behavior.