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August 11, 2005

 

Blindness and Better Hearing

In the Academy Award-winning movie “Ray,” the young, recently blinded Ray Charles is shown to have very finely tuned hearing. Standing very still in the middle of a room, he is able to track down the hushed movements of a small bug. It was even reported that Jamie Foxx, the actor who played Ray Charles, when he was artificially blinded began to tune in to sounds he otherwise would not have noticed. Is it true that blind people have better, almost supernatural hearing abilities? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

July 14, 2005

 

Otoacoustic Emissions

Have you heard the term otoacoustic emissions? They are the noises that your ears generate and emit. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 27, 2005

 

Termites, Those Picky Eaters

Termites are often regarded as gluttonous creatures because of the billions of dollars of damage their appetites generate every year for homeowners, but would you believe that termites are actually picky eaters? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 24, 2005

 

Right Ear, Left Ear

Did you know your right and left ears process sound differently? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 27, 2005

 

Men’s and Women’s Brains are From Mars and Venus, Respectively

Is there really a difference between men's and women's brains?

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