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  • Ringing in ears keeps brain more at attention, less at rest, study finds

    Neuroscience graduate student Sara Schmidt and speech and hearing science professor Fatima Husain conducted a study that found that tinnitus patients have differences in the region of the brain called the precuneus, which cause the brain to stay more at attention and be less at rest.

    Neuroscience graduate student Sara Schmidt, left, and speech and hearing science professor Fatima Husain conducted a study that found that tinnitus patients have differences in the region of the brain called the precuneus, which cause the brain to stay more at attention and be less at rest.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Fatima Husain, call 217-333-7561; email husainf@illinois.edu.  The paper “Connectivity of the precuneus to the default mode and dorsal attention networks: a possible invariant marker of long-term tinnitus” is available online.