Measuring the Brain's Response to Sound (IMAGE) Northwestern University Caption In the Northwestern study, scalp electrodes pick up how children's brains react to sounds such as speech in a noisy background. This unique biological approach allowed Nina Kraus and her colleagues at the Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory to evaluate children's language development and future literacy potential. Credit Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory at Northwestern University Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.