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Thursday December 07, 2017

Doctors Find Brain Abnormalities in Victims of Cuba’s "Sonic Attacks"

New medical testing is showing that American victims of mysterious attacks in Cuba have abnormalities in their brains’ white matter, which is responsible for rapidly transmitting brain signals critical for learning and cognitive function. In August, diplomats and their spouses stationed in Havana, Cuba were targeted by "baffling weaponry" that were sometimes marked by piercing noises or vibrations.

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It’s the most specific finding to date about physical damage, showing that whatever it was that harmed the Americans, it led to perceptible changes in their brains. The finding is also one of several factors fueling growing skepticism that some kind of sonic weapon was involved. Loud, mysterious sounds followed by hearing loss and ear-ringing had led investigators to suspect "sonic attacks." But officials are now carefully avoiding that term.