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High blood pressure may make it difficult for the elderly to think clearly
Adding another reason for people to watch their blood pressure, a new study from North Carolina State University shows that increased blood pressure in older adults is directly related to decreased cognitive functioning, particularly among seniors with already high blood pressure. (2008-12-15)
Taking photos of experiences boosts visual memory, impairs auditory memory
A quick glance at any social media platform will tell you that people love taking photos of their experiences -- whether they're lying on the beach, touring a museum, or just waiting in line at the grocery store. (2017-06-26)
Why musical training benefits us in processing speech
A brain imaging study by Dr. DU Yi from the Institute of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and her collaborator Dr. (2017-12-04)
Hearing loss linked to poor nutrition in early childhood, study suggests
Young adults who were undernourished as preschool children were approximately twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss as their better- nourished peers, a new study suggests. (2018-02-08)
It sounds like music to my ... brain!
It may sound like sci-fi, but mind reading equipment are much closer to become a reality than most people can imagine. (2018-02-02)
Even flies like a familiar song
The process that allows sounds experienced during infancy to shape language is poorly understood. (2018-03-20)
Study reveals vision's role in vowel perception
In a study based at Brown University, researchers found that the motion and configuration of a speaker's lips are key components of the information people gather when distinguishing vowels in speech. (2018-03-14)
Hearing screening for public safety professionals -- New method for 'fitness for duty' assessments
Hearing Screening for Public Safety Professionals - New Method for 'Fitness for Duty' Assessments (2018-04-27)
Researcher developing new method for hearing loss assessment
A Purdue University researcher is working on a new technique to diagnose hearing loss in a way that more accurately reflects real-world situations. (2007-09-06)
Improving memory with magnets
The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives -- without it we would not be able to understand a sentence, or do simple arithmetic. (2017-03-27)
Is there a musical method for interpreting speech?
Vocoded speech, or distorted speech that imitates voice transduction by a cochlear implant, is used throughout acoustic and auditory research to explore speech comprehension under various conditions. (2017-12-07)
Mu­sic and nat­ive lan­guage in­ter­act in the brain
Finnish speakers showed an advantage in auditory duration processing compared to German speakers in a recent doctoral study on auditory processing of sound in people with different linguistic and musical backgrounds. (2017-11-29)
Researchers find the brain processes sight and sound in same manner
Georgetown neuroscientists have found that the human brain learns to make sense of auditory and visual stimuli in the same two-step process. (2018-04-18)
Machine-learning system processes sounds like humans do
Using a machine-learning system known as a deep neural network, MIT researchers have created the first model that can replicate human performance on auditory tasks such as identifying a musical genre. (2018-04-19)
New tool to assess speech development in infants, toddlers with hearing impairments
The number of hearing impaired infants and toddlers who are successfully aided by technological devices, such as hearing aids and cochlear implants, continues to grow, but there are still unknowns about these children's speaking abilities, according to a Purdue University expert. (2008-09-23)
Navigating the genome to cure deafness
A new Tel Aviv University study solves a critical piece of the puzzle of human deafness by identifying the first group of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in the auditory system. (2017-11-02)
Overcoming bias about music takes work
Expectations and biases play a large role in our enjoyment of experiences such as art and wine. (2018-04-18)
The 'loudness' of our thoughts affects how we judge external sounds
The 'loudness' of our thoughts -- or how we imagine saying something -- influences how we judge the loudness of real, external sounds, a team of researchers from NYU Shanghai and NYU has found. (2018-02-23)
Images of the brain refute a theory of the 60s on the domain of language
A region of the brain that extends through both hemispheres, the planum temporale, is larger in the left than in the right hemisphere. (2017-12-19)
Predicting when a sound will occur relies on the brain's motor system
Whether it is dancing or just tapping one foot to the beat, we all experience how auditory signals like music can induce movement. (2017-10-05)
Brainwave activity reveals potential biomarker for autism in children
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects children's social and intellectual development. (2018-10-26)
Overactive nerves in head and neck may account for 'ringing in the ears'
Baby boomers know all too well that (2008-01-10)
How does the brain learn categorization for sounds? The same way it does for images
Categorization, or the recognition that individual objects share similarities and can be grouped together, is fundamental to how we make sense of the world. (2018-04-19)
Study shows hearing tests miss common form of hearing loss
Traditional clinical hearing tests often fail to diagnose patients with a common form of inner ear damage that might otherwise be detected by more challenging behavioral tests, according to the findings of a University at Buffalo-led study published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience. (2017-04-20)
How perception, association and belief drive hallucinations
A new study suggests that people prone to auditory hallucinations are overly influenced by expectations and prior associations. (2017-08-10)
This is your brain. This is your brain outdoors
The brain acts much differently when we're outdoors compared to when we're inside the lab, a new study has found. (2018-01-30)
Being yelled at: Our brain on alert in a flash
What happens within the brain when it perceives a threatening signal, such as an aggressive voice? (2018-12-07)
Neuroscience research provides evidence the brain is strobing not constant
It's not just our eyes that play tricks on us, but our ears. (2017-11-16)
Synapse-specific plasticity governs the identity of overlapping memory traces
Each memory is stored in a specific population of neurons called engram cells. (2018-07-13)
How preterm birth may impact language development
Altered development of a part of the auditory cortex in preterm infants is associated with poorer language skills in early childhood, finds a brain imaging study of very early-born babies in a neonatal intensive care unit. (2018-01-15)
Infants are able to learn abstract rules visually
Three-month-old babies cannot sit up or roll over, yet they are already capable of learning patterns from simply looking at the world around them, according to a recent Northwestern University study published in PLOS One. (2018-02-22)
Targeted cognitive training benefits patients with severe schizophrenia
Researchers find that patients with severe, refractory schizophrenia benefit from targeted cognitive therapy, improving auditory and verbal outcomes and the way they process information. (2018-12-06)
Early-life seizures prematurely wake up brain networks tied to autism
Early-life seizures prematurely switch on key synapses in the brain that may contribute to further neurodevelopmental delay in children with autism and other intellectual disabilities, suggests a new study from researchers at Penn Medicine. (2018-05-29)
Why do some people 'hear' silent flashes?
Up to one in five people may show signs of a synesthesia-like phenomenon in which they 'hear' silent flashes or movement, according to a new study from City, University of London. (2018-03-20)
Preterm babies may suffer setbacks in auditory brain development, speech
Preterm babies born early in the third trimester of pregnancy are likely to experience delays in the development of the auditory cortex, a brain region essential to hearing and understanding sound, a new study reveals. (2018-01-15)
New research suggests your imagination really can set you free from fear
Mount Sinai study discovers that imagining threats can weaken reactions to them by suppressing perceptual and learning neural mechanisms. (2018-11-21)
'Ideal biomarker' detects Alzheimer's disease before the onset of symptoms
Absence of a prefrontal activation during sensory gating of simple tones detects the Alzheimer's disease (AD) before the occurrence of the first symptoms. (2017-10-03)
Hearing with your eyes -- a Western style of speech perception
Which parts of a person's face do you look at when you listen them speak? (2016-11-14)
Researchers reveal how hearing evolved
Lungfish and salamanders can hear, despite not having an outer ear or tympanic middle ear. (2015-02-06)
Link between hallucinations and dopamine not such a mystery, finds study
Researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) found that people with schizophrenia who experience auditory hallucinations tend to hear what they expect, an exaggerated version of a perceptual distortion that is common among other people without hallucinations. (2018-02-16)
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