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In LiveScience.com, Ker Than quotes neurobiologist Jennifer Groh as saying, "The prevailing wisdom among brain scientists has been that each of the five senses?sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste?is governed by its own corresponding region of the brain. Now we are beginning to appreciate that it's not that simple."
By studying rhesus monkeys, she discover that a tiny rain structure called the inferior colliculus, that is important for hearing, responds to visual input from the eyes at the same time. This is the part of your brain that ventriloquists have to fool in order to succeed.
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