Researchers have identified a new protein, CIB2, that is key to helping the auditory system to turn soundwaves into meaningful brain signals. Mutations of this gene leave people unable to convert the soundwaves into signals that the brain can interpret, and are deaf.
Findings could help to develop new neuro-rehabilitation interventions through musical training.
Researchers propose Francisco Goya may have suffered from Susac's syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease that robbed him of his hearing.
Summary: Treatment allows mice who would normally be completely deaf to hear the equivalent of a loud conversation, researchers say....
Researchers have identified the specific synaptic and post-synaptic characteristics that allow auditory neurons to compute with temporal precision.
Researchers have identified a specific part of the brain that older adults use to differentiate speech sounds in background noises.