The neural architecture in the auditory cortex, the brain area that processes sound, of profoundly deaf and hearing people is virtually identical, a new study shows. The study raises new questions about the role of experience in processing sensory information, and could point the way toward potential new avenues for intervention in deafness. Lead author… Read more

  The world’s leading humanoid robot, ASIMO, has recently learnt sign language. The news of this breakthrough came just as I completed Level 1 of British Sign Language (I dare say it took me longer to master signing than it did the robot!). As a neuroscientist, the experience of learning to sign made me think… Read more