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How does the brain identify voices?

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Duration: 0:10:52 | Added: 09 Apr 2018
In this episode of The Big Questions podcast we joined the experiment to ask: How does he brain identify voices? To find out we interviewed MRI Physicist Stuart Clare and Neuro Scientist Holly Bridge at the Wellcome Centre for Integrative for Neuroimaging

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In the episode of The Big Questions podcast we were present at the live experiment to find out the answer: How does he brain identify voices? Listen here to find out… https://www.oxfordsparks.ox.ac.uk/content/how-does-brain-identify-voices

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