The organization of neural integration windows in the human auditory cortex

Temporal integration is fundamental to sensory processing. In the auditory domain, the brain must integrate across hierarchically organized structures (e.g., phonemes, syllables, and words) spanning tens to hundreds of milliseconds to derive meaning from sound. Yet surprisingly little is known about the specific timescales over which different regions of the human auditory cortex integrate information, in part due to their complex, nonlinear tuning for natural sounds.