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senses.

"For a long time, neuroscientists have thought of the brain as having areas for vision, areas for hearing and areas for touch. Now, we're starting to learn that the areas talk to one another and if one area is doing poorly, the others seem to have the ability to substitute or help."

Next, Wallace and colleagues will use functional magnetic resonance imaging to determine which parts of the brain are activated during the study task in hopes of learning more about how the different senses work together.


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Contact: Karen Richardson or Shannon Koontz
krchrdsn@wfubmc.edu
336-716-4587
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
9-Nov-2003


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