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23 November 2010

Mind predicts what to hear

Like musical compression saves space on your MP3 player, the human brain has ways of recoding sounds to save precious processing power.

Like musical compression saves space on your mp3 player, the human brain has ways of recoding sounds to save precious processing power.

Along with graduate student Christian Stilp and assistant professor Timothy Rogers, Kluender co-authored a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showing listeners can become effectively deaf to sounds that do not conform to their brains' expectations.

 
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