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Imaging Study Provides New Information On How The Brain Processes Sounds Of Different Tones

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November 14, 2002
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American Physiological Society
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In 1968, country music singer Johnny Cash recorded the fictional lament of a convict in Folsom prison. The lyrics, "I hear the train a comin'; it's rollin' 'round the bend, And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when, " contain an acoustic anomaly, the sound of a train. Despite its insight into human nature, it's unlikely Cash knew that the sound of a train would be the catalyst for new research findings into how the brain processes auditory repetition rates.

(November 12, 2002) - Bethesda, MD – In 1968, country music singer Johnny Cash recorded the fictional lament of a convict in Folsom prison. The lyrics, "I hear the train a comin'; it's rollin' 'round the bend, And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when, " contain an acoustic anomaly, the sound of a train. Despite its insight into human nature, it's unlikely Cash knew that the sound of a train would be the catalyst for new research findings into how the brain processes auditory repetition rates.


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American Physiological Society. (2002, November 14). Imaging Study Provides New Information On How The Brain Processes Sounds Of Different Tones. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/11/021114072533.htm
American Physiological Society. "Imaging Study Provides New Information On How The Brain Processes Sounds Of Different Tones." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/11/021114072533.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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