Neurobiologists can now hear the electrical static the brain generates when exposed to sound.
People who were raised in an environment filled with music and language generate relatively little static.
But those raised in sound-deprived atmospheres may have excessively noisy brains. In fact, CNN reports the noise may literally interfere with the brain's ability to decipher auditory input.
The brain is hungry for information and it actually creates electrical activity when it doesn't get enough.
Nina Krause, Neurobiologist Now, it appears that playing sports may play a role in the brain's ability to hear properly, too.
It's hoped current research will results in new techniques for helping those with auditory processing or other disorders, as well as concussions.