Activity related to noise reduction by regression analyses. Brain regions in which responsiveness to transient noise reduction was decreased in the CFS patients (A), and those in which responsiveness to transient noise reduction was decreased in the CFS patients relative to the normal subjects (B) during the fatigue session over 30 min (P < 0.05, uncorrected) are shown. Brain regions shown in Figure 6A and B are limited within auditory cortices. Anatomical locations were mapped on coronal template brains, with coordinate in mm from the anterior commissure. The left side (L) is indicated. (C) Time course of 10-event moving-averaged normalised peak activity of the left planum temporale. Normalised peak activity was calculated as shown in 'Materials and Methods' section. Linear regression lines are shown. Closed circles, normal subjects; open circles, CFS subjects. Data are mean and SEM.