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When male fish hum, females swim in, thanks to hormones, adaptable hearing
A small fish with a remarkable hearing system that enables females to zero in on the love hums broadcast by males during; the breeding systemisproviding scientists with clues that someday might provide a treatment for people with high-frequency hearing loss. (2004-07-15)

Brain development and puberty may be key factors in learning disorders
A Northwestern University study suggests delayed brain development and its interaction with puberty as key factors contributing to learning disabilities such as dyslexia. It provides an overarching hypothesis that could change the way disabilities are understood and treated. Researchers found the brains of the learning impaired not only appear to develop more slowly but also may stop developing at puberty. Combined, this could account for an array of existing data documenting differences in learning disabled individuals. (2004-06-21)

How odors help make multimodal memories
Neurobiologists have long puzzled over the neural machinery by which a memory integrates recall of sights, smells, tastes, and sounds. Now, Jay Gottfried and his colleagues have performed brain activity mapping that reveals new details of how (2004-05-26)

Scents will not rouse us from slumber, says new Brown University study
Smells do not wake people, according to Brown University researchers who studied responses to the scents peppermint and pyridine - a common byproduct of fire. The findings indicate a significant alteration of perceptual processing as a function of sleep. (2004-05-17)

Merging hearing technologies sounds good to researcher
A Purdue University researcher is combining two technologies - hearing aids and cochlear implants - to help improve speech understanding and sound quality for cochlear implant users. Research shows that by applying advanced hearing aid technologies, such as preprocessors, to cochlear implants, background noise can be reduced, speech understanding enhanced and sound quality improved for cochlear implant users. (2004-04-29)

Imaging test could be used to diagnose schizophrenia
An abnormal pattern in an area of the brain that governs hearing may be an accurate method of diagnosing schizophrenia. (2004-04-23)

Animal model, new grant, propel UB researchers forward in search for tinnitus treatment
A novel rat behavioral model of tinnitus that will allow researchers to study this debilitating condition in a manner never before possible and to test potential treatments has been developed by researchers with the University at Buffalo's Center for Hearing & Deafness. (2004-04-06)

Light to moderate drinking during pregnancy may lead to learning and memory deficits in adolescents
Heavy drinking during pregnancy can cause major impairments in the developing child. New research indicates that light to moderate drinking may also interfere with learning and memory as late as adolescence, particularly in the auditory/verbal domain. Most of the drinking in this study occurred during the first trimester. (2004-03-14)

Alcohol consumption can damage hearing
Researchers believe that alcohol can cause varied damage to different parts of the brain. A new study uses brain currents called brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) to examine the effects that cumulative, life-long alcohol consumption may have on hearing. Results show that heavy alcohol consumption can lead to brainstem damage, resulting in hearing degradation. (2004-03-14)

Deficits associated with prenatal alcohol exposure can be seen as early as infancy
Most of the research on prenatal alcohol exposure has been conducted with children. A new study uses heart-rate data collected from six-month-old babies to examine the effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Even as early as infancy, slower processing speeds and arousal-regulation problems are apparent. (2004-03-14)

Relearning to hear
Mario Svirsky and his Indiana University School of Medicine colleagues tested whether a training regimen that gradually introduced subjects to the frequency shift could improve their ability to comprehend speech. (2004-02-16)

Safer visual and auditory cues for elderly drivers is research goal
As we age, our the ability to see details at given distances declines. This condition can pose safety problems for elderly drivers. Virginia Tech researchers are investigating how well drivers can see dashboard panels, the effects of sunlight and nighttime glare, side window and rear window glare, and other factors. (2004-02-10)

Monkey talk, human speech share left-brain processing
Scans have pinpointed circuits in the monkey brain that could be precursors of those in humans for speech and language. As in humans, an area specialized for processing species-specific vocalizations is on the left side of the brain. An area near the left temple responded significantly more than the same area on the right only to monkey calls, not to other animal calls, human voices or various other sounds. (2004-01-30)

UCF testing way to communicate to soldiers on battlefield through vibrations
In a study funded by the U.S. Department of Defense's central research-and-development organization, UCF researchers are evaluating ways to send coded signals through miniature devices that vibrate. Their work could lead to a new method of communication for soldiers who rely on verbal messages and visual displays mounted in their helmets. (2004-01-07)

Pioneering implants for deaf people
Two deaf women in the US have become the first people to undergo the risky procedure of having implants in their brainstems. The American surgeon who pioneered the procedure hopes that his implant, in which eight electrodes are inserted into the brainstem, will be able to stimulate several nerve bundles and produce different frequencies - enough to understand speech. (2004-01-07)

fMRI depicts multisensory dysfunction in people with dyslexia
Sights and sounds cross paths abnormally in the minds of dyslexic readers, according to the first functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study of multisensory processing in people with the disorder. (2003-12-02)

Researchers find new form of hormone that helps songbirds reproduce
Auditory cues can influence hormone release and gonad growth in songbirds, but how the brain translates sounds into hormonal and behavioral signals has been a mystery. Now there's evidence a third form of a key reproduction hormone could link song and enhanced songbird procreation. (2003-11-17)

New studies show factors responsible for enhanced response to music
In new studies, scientists are uncovering the factors responsible for an enhanced brain electrical response to music; the effects on the brain of growing up in a musical or non-musical environment; and which areas of the brain process different aspects of music including speaking and singing. One study finds that positive emotions induced by pleasant music can have an analgesic effect on people, pointing to a possible role for music in pain management therapy. (2003-11-10)

Sound helps augment poor vision for some tasks
If you're helpless without your glasses, try using your ears. For some tasks, hearing can augment poor eyesight, according to research reported by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center today at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans. (2003-11-09)

Dyslexia may involve both vision and hearing
Dyslexia may stem from how the brain processes sight and sound together - rather than simply a problem (2003-11-09)

Hand-to-ear link in brain established after minutes of piano learning
Contrary to what your music teacher told you, it does not take decades of piano practice to learn to play phrases on the piano without looking at your fingers. A brain map linking finger movements with particular notes begins to form within minutes of starting training, according to research published this week in BMC Neuroscience. (2003-10-14)

Genes that regulate hearing link humans and fruit flies in new way
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin Medical School have found genetic evidence linking humans and fruit flies in a new way: through their hearing. The link offers the future possibility that the insect's auditory system may serve as a model for understanding human deafness and other hearing disorders. (2003-10-09)

Name that tune
University of Chicago researchers are peering inside the minds of European starlings to find out how they recognize songs and in the process are providing insights into how the brain learns, recognizes and remembers complex sounds at the cellular level. In a recent study published Nature, the researchers show how songs that birds have learned to recognize trigger responses both in individual neurons and in populations of neurons in the bird's brain. (2003-08-06)

UCI researcher pinpoints cause of inherited auditory neuropathy
UC Irvine neurologist Arnold Starr has pinpointed one of the causes of auditory neuropathy, a hearing disorder that prevents sound from reaching the brain in the normal way. (2003-06-25)

Gene therapy grows new auditory hair cells in mammals
University of Michigan scientists have used gene therapy to grow new auditory hair cells in adult guinea pigs - a discovery that could lead to new treatments for human deafness and age-related hearing loss. (2003-05-31)

Is a picture worth a thousand words? Not for young children
For an adult, a picture might be worth a thousand words, but to an infant or young child, it that may not always be the case. Young children preferred and paid more attention to sounds than to visual images when they were presented simultaneously. Other studies have shown that infants preferred sounds over visual information. This is the first to show that this auditory preference extends to preschoolers with an average age of 4 years. (2003-05-28)

Memory for music: Musicians don't have to hear themselves perform after they learn a song
Musicians who hear the music they are performing while learning a new piece have a better memory for the music later, a new study suggests. But after they learn a song, actually hearing the music as they play does not improve the accuracy of their performance. These results shed new light on how memory works and on theories about how people learn. (2003-05-21)

Real-time monitoring of brain activity helps explain how cues contribute to drug relapse
Real-time monitoring of dopamine activity in the brain shows that in rats the mere anticipation of receiving cocaine may cause significant increases in dopamine levels. This finding may help explain why, in humans recovering from cocaine addiction, cocaine paraphernalia, surroundings, and other factors associated with drug use can elicit an intense craving for the drug, often resulting in relapse to use. (2003-05-02)

Ears can't hear when special sensory cells don't stay 'quiet'
Researchers may have found a link between progressive hearing loss and a gene called p19Ink4d (Ink4d), according to results of a study that measured loss of hearing in mice lacking that gene. Normally, the Ink4d gene keeps healthy cells (2003-05-01)

Living with schizophrenia
Dr. Sam Keith will be available to the broadcast media on Wednesday, April 23 from 6:00AM to 9:45AM (Eastern Time) for satellite interviews on a virtual reality technology. Dr. Keith will introduce your viewers to virtual reality technology that can show viewers what life is like through the eyes of a person with schizophrenia. . .literally. This breakthrough technology simulates hallucinations and offers insights into obstacles patients face that make successful treatment difficult. (2003-04-21)

White noise delays auditory organization in brain
Exposure to continuous white noises sabotages the development of the auditory region of the brain. It may ultimately impair hearing and language acquisition. (2003-04-17)

In a noisy world, how can the senses project and receive information at the same time?
The answer may be found in the simple male crickets, which sing for hours at loud sound pressure levels in order to attract females. (2003-04-02)

DAF most helpful for stutterers with atypical auditory anatomy
Researchers in New Orleans have identified a subset of stutterers that may benefit most from delayed auditory feedback, a technique by which the original acoustic speech signal is artificially modified and then fed back via headphones. Findings of their study are being presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Honolulu, March 29-April 5, 2003. (2003-03-31)

Physics tip sheet #33 - March 28, 2003
Highlights of this issue include ghosts of sounds helping to understand tinnitus, DNA zippers breathing bubbles, the origins of solar flares and watching bricks age. (2003-03-28)

Barn owls steer Stanford researcher to clues about visual and auditory mapping
Early experiences don't just change what an animal learns and remembers; these experiences can shape the structure and function of the adult brain. Eric Knudsen, PhD, the Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor of Neurobiology at Stanford University Medical Center, will discuss this during a talk at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Denver. His talk is titled (2003-02-15)

Braille found to be essential, regardless of age of blindness
Everyday there is new hope that advances in technology will enable the nearly one million totally blind Americans to enhance their lives. Engineers and computer experts continue to strive for new innovations to improve the quality of life for the blind. But a new research study suggests that Braille, the first great innovation for the blind - may offer more in stimulating the visual cortex that any technology incorporating only audio signals. (2003-02-12)

'No justification' for routine heart-beat test at start of labour
A routine test which has been used over the past two decades to electronically monitor the heart-beat of a baby at the start of labour is probably no better than intermittent monitoring with a stethoscope, conclude authors of a study in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2003-02-06)

New book highlights ergonomics research on sound
The Ergonomics of Sound, just released by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, contains more than 50 past Annual Meeting papers that focus on auditory warnings and displays, noise, hearing protection, and other critical factors in designing effective auditory systems for human use. (2003-01-03)

Vision is a 'reflex,' says new book
The human visual system does not generate a picture of what actually exists in front of the viewer at any given moment, asserts a new book by neurobiologists at Duke University Medical Center. (2003-01-03)

Researchers explain how the brain integrates head position and acoustics
The slightest turn of the head can significantly change the way a person or animal detects sound. A subtle tilt alters the angle at which high-frequency sound waves hit the ear, providing cues to localize the sound. To use those cues, the brain must put what it hears into the context of the position of the head. Until recently, scientists were not sure how this was done. (2002-12-16)

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