Friday, March 09, 2012

In Songbird Model, Deafening Found To Affect Vocal Nerve Cells Within Hours

Portions of a songbird's brain that control how it sings have been shown to decay within 24 hours of the animal losing its hearing. The findings, by researchers at Duke University Medical Center, show that deafness penetrates much more rapidly and deeply into the brain than previously thought.

More at http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/242625.php