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BUFFALO, N.Y. – Sit down with a friend in a quiet restaurant and begin talking, just before the dinner crowd’s arrival. Business is slow at first, but picks up quickly, just like the sound level. Music plays, glasses clink, servers discuss specials. Discussions are everywhere, colliding and competing with the other noises. All of these sounds are hitting the eardrum

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Out loud, someone says, “The man is catching a fish.” The same person then takes pen to paper and writes, “The men is catches a fish.” Although the human ability to write evolved from our ability to speak, in the brain, writing and talking are now such independent systems that someone who can’t write a grammatically correct sentence may be

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Temporary visual deprivation shortly after birth induces permanent auditory responses in the visual area of the brain, highlighting a crossmodal competition for brain territories during the early sensitive period of brain development. University of Montreal - A brief period of postnatal visual deprivation, when early in life, drives a rewiring of the brain areas involved in visual processing, even if

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