When the brain switches from hearing to listening

Journal Reference: Gioia De Franceschi, Tania Rinaldi Barkat. Task-induced modulations of neuronal activity along the auditory pathway. Cell Reports, 2021; 37 (11): 110115 DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2021.110115 It is intuitively clear to us that there is a difference between passive hearing and active listening. Attention and an animated state, but also movement, play a role in how … Read more

Closer to gene therapy that would restore hearing for the congenitally deaf

Journal Reference: Aayushi Manchanda, Josephine A. Bonventre, Sean M. Bugel, Paroma Chatterjee, Robyn Tanguay, Colin P. Johnson. Truncation of the otoferlin transmembrane domain alters the development of hair cells and reduces membrane docking. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2021; mbc.E20-10-0657 DOI: 10.1091/mbc.E20-10-0657 The work centers around a large gene responsible for an inner-ear protein, otoferlin. … Read more

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