Tuning In To A New Language On The Fly: Effects Of Context And Seasonality On Songbird Brain

Saturday, August 9, 2008 - 00:21 in Psychology & Sociology

New research has shown that exposure to a changed acoustic and social environment can rewire the way the brain processes sounds. Study of the responses of individual brain cells has shown that they respond best to a particular frequency (pitch) of sound, less well to nearby frequencies, and poorly to distant sound frequencies.

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