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2015-02-17 23:02:56

“If you can’t be sure of the amount of drug reaching the cochlea—the auditory portion of the inner ear targeted by new drugs—you can’t be sure that the candidate drug is responsible

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.


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