Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Study: Deaf have greater sense of touch

People who are deaf have a different sense of touch than those in the hearing world. Researchers at the University of Oregon found the process of touch and vision is much more developed among the deaf. They found when the areas of the brain that are typically used for hearing are not used, then the brain uses those areas for other sensory functions. The findings suggest using touch for learning could be an effective way of teaching deaf children. Details are in the Journal of Neuroscience.

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