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Researchers map auditory brain cells for maximum hearing precision.


When it comes to hearing, precision is important say researchers.  Due to the fact vertebrates, such as birds and humans, have two ears, and sound-waves from either side travel different distances to arrive at each one, localizing sound involves discerning subtle differences. The brain has to keep time better than a Swiss watch to locate where sound is coming from. 

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