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New Findings on How Sound Is Processed

Findings of hearing research conducted by two Northeast Ohio Medical University faculty members in collaboration with scientists at Lehigh University was recently published in The Journal of Neuroscience (JN). 

Nichole Beebe, Ph.D., research assistant professor of anatomy and neurobiology, and Brett Schofield, Ph.D., professor of anatomy and neurobiology, are among the authors of the JN article ”Endogenous Cholinergic Signaling Modulates Sound-evoked Responses of Medial Nucleus of Trapezoid Body.” Drs. Beebe and Schofield work in the Hearing Research Focus Area at NEOMED. 

An article posted by Lehigh University describes the research – including the finding that a neuromodulator called acetylcholine may help the brain distinguish speech from noise.