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2013-07-23 14:38:40

New research reveals how our brains are able to pick out important sounds from the noisy world around us. The findings, published online today in the journal ‘eLife’, could lead to new diagnostic tests for hearing disorders. Our ears can effortlessly pick out the sounds we need to hear from a noisy environment - hearing our mobile phone ringtone in the middle of the Notting Hill Carnival, for example - but how our brains process this information (the...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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