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How the brain distinguishes between voice and sound

Is the brain capable of distinguishing a voice from the specific sounds it utters? In an attempt to answer this question, researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, — in collaboration with the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands — devised pseudo-words (words without meaning) spoken by three voices with different pitches. Their aim? To… Read More »

Mother, 41, has ‘lost her smile’ after a brain tumour caused the nerves in her face to ‘shut down’ 

Mother, 41, has ‘lost her smile’ after a golf-ball sized brain tumour she developed at just nine years old caused the nerves in her face to ‘shut down’ Zabrina Radford endured headaches and pain in her ear as a child Diagnosed with a tumour at 21 in 1999, doctors managed to ‘control’ it for years… Read More »