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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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How the Brain Learns - US News and World Report

How the Brain Learns - US News and World Report | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Researchers study timing, sensory systems, how regions connect. The scientists believe that a better understanding of the role of time and timing on scales ranging from milliseconds (when brain cells connect) to years (the time it takes to become an expert) potentially could transform education, “giving children a better chance of success in school, and, ultimately, in life,” Cottrell says

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