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The Cocktail Party Hearing Problem Solved


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Fascinating that the brain CAN hone in on a single speaker in a noisy room.

Studying the infamous "cocktail party problem," researchers found that brain waves are shaped to allow the brain to track the sounds it's interested in while ignoring competing sounds.

The findings could be used to help people with problems hearing or focusing on sounds, linked to ADHD, autism, and aging.

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