Altered functional connectivity during speech perception in congenital amusia
Interesting! Congenital amusia equates to "a lifelong history of unreliable pitch processing" and this paper suggests that people with this condition, which includes me, "downweight pitch cues during speech perception and instead rely on other dimensions such as duration."
The results indicate that: "the reliability of perceptual dimensions is linked with functional connectivity between frontal and perceptual regions, and suggest a compensatory mechanism."
Reading the paper is a great way to sample current thinking on how humans perceive the many different elements of person-to-person communication.