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How Hearing Shapes the Mind

How Hearing Shapes the Mind | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Hearing, for the most part, is a no-brainer. When we listen, that’s when the neurons really fire.... Because listening tunes our brain to the patterns of our environment faster than any other sense, and paying attention to the nonvisual parts of our world feeds into everything from our intellectual sharpness to our dance skills.

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NIH study shows the deaf brain processes touch differently

NIH study shows the deaf brain processes touch differently | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

People who are born deaf process the sense of touch differently than people who are born with normal hearing, according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health. The finding reveals how the early loss of a sense— in this case hearing—affects brain development. It adds to a growing list of discoveries that confirm the impact of experiences and outside influences in molding the developing brain. The study is published in the July 11 online issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.

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