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Latest Auditory learning Stories

2010-05-27 10:29:46

New research uses "noise," sound waves formed from many thousands of completely unpredictable random numbers played as a sound, to probe how the human brain acquires auditory memories. The study, published by Cell Press in the May 27 issue of the journal Neuron, reveals that learning new sounds is quick, robust, and long-lasting, resembling a sudden insight. Auditory perception requires the listener to learn recurring properties of complex sounds and associate them with plausible physical...