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How Can We Listen to Just One Voice at a Crowded Party?

April 19, 2012 | 1:46 pm

How Can We Listen to Just One Voice at a Crowded Party?

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It’s called the cocktail party effect, and it’s a unique ability that’s been a scientific mystery: You’re in a noisy room filled with voices. Yet you’re able to shut out almost all of them, focusing only on the one person you’re listening to. To study this capability, UCSF neurosurgeon Edward Chang and his team took […]

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