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5/2/15 Cover

Body & Brain

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person cupping ear

People who have been blind since childhood sometimes have better hearing than sighted people, but a new study finds that enhanced hearing in one direction may come at the expense of another.

Nancy Kanwisher’s newly shaved head

NOTEWORTHY  Brain regions involved in certain tasks (colors) are illustrated on neuroscientist Nancy Kanwisher’s newly shaved head.

brain activity

GHOSTLY RINGING  A phantom noise prompted widespread changes in brain activity (circles; colors represent different frequencies of nerve cell activity) in the left side of a man’s brain, including the primary auditory cortex. The black dots represent electrodes implanted in his brain.

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