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2010-07-01 11:10:37

Animals can locate the source of a sound by detecting microsecond (one millionth of a second) differences in arrival time at their two ears. New York University researchers have identified a mechanism the brain uses to help process sound localization. This group of scientists found that one reason these neurons are able to perform such a rapid and sensitive computation is because they are extremely responsive to the input's "rise time""”the time it takes to reach the peak of the...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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