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Deaf Brain Processes Touch Differently: Lacking Sound Input, the Primary Auditory Cortex "Feels" Touch, University of Oregon Study


7/11/2012 7:36:30 AM

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.

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