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Brain's Motor Areas Can Directly Turn Down Hearing
2014-09-02 03:06:42

When we want to listen carefully to someone, the first thing we do is stop talking.

2014-03-12 11:34:45

Multiple regions in the human genome are reported to be linked to musical aptitude.

2014-02-05 23:03:17

Simulated blindness gives adult mice sharper hearing, according to a study published today by University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University scientists. College

2013-09-26 13:04:54

Several studies have shown that expecting a reward or punishment can affect brain activity in areas responsible for processing different senses, including sight or touch.

Rhythm Linked With Language In Brain
2013-09-18 11:24:07

Neuroscientists have found that people who can keep a beat are more responsive to speech neurologically than those with less rhythm.

Brain Controls Volume Of Voices In Your Head
2013-09-04 10:24:06

According to a new study, researchers have mapped the complex brain interactions responsibility for the ability to hold a conversation or play a musical instrument.

Most Annoying Sound Ever
2012-10-13 09:14:36

Heightened activity between the emotional and auditory areas of the brain can explain why the sound of chalk on a blackboard, a knife on a bottle, or a joint popping is so unpleasant.

Music Training In Childhood Improves The Brain
2012-08-23 07:42:42

In 1697, William Congreve wrote, "Music has charms to sooth a savage Beast." According to a new study from Northwestern University, music has charms to improve the brain as well.


Word of the Day
lahar
  • A volcanic mudflow.
The word 'lahar' comes from Javanese.
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