NPR: How people learned to recognize monkey calls reveals how we all make sense of sound

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

The words “dog” and “fog” sound pretty similar. Yet even a preschooler knows whether you’re talking about a puppy or the weather. Now scientists at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., have identified a two-step process that helps our brains learn to first recognize, then categorize new sounds even when the differences are subtle. (April 18, 2018)

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