Brains Of Deaf People Rewire To “Hear” Music

Brains Of Deaf People Rewire To “Hear” Music

“The experience deaf people have when ‘feeling’ music is similar to the experience other people have when hearing music.

“It was once thought that brains were just hard-wired at birth, and particular areas of the brain always did one function, no matter what else happened. It turns out that, fortunately, our genes do not directly dictate the wiring of our brains.

“Audience members attending musicals are provided with balloons which they can hold on their fingertips in order to “feel” the musical vibrations.”

“Vibrational information has essentially the same features as sound information – so it makes sense that in the deaf, one modality may replace the other modality in the same processing area of the brain.

I found it interesting that the same part of the brain that processes sound, also processes it in a way so that deaf people can feel and experience music in a similar way.

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