Latest Nina Kraus Stories
Researchers found that playing a musical instrument can help keep memories active and hearing working.
Musical training may offset some unwanted effects of aging, according to a new study.
Those ubiquitous wires connecting listeners to you-name-the-sounds from invisible MP3 players -- whether of Bach, Miles Davis or, more likely today, Lady Gaga -- only hint at music's effect on the soul throughout the ages.
Music training enhances brainstem sensitivity to speech sounds.
The Journal of Neuroscience reports this week that musicians are better than non-musicians at recognizing speech in noisy environments.
Good readers learn from repeating auditory signals, poor readers do not.
New research reveals that children with developmental dyslexia have a deficit in a brain mechanism involved in the perception of speech in a noisy environment.
Anyone with an MP3 device -- just about every man, woman and child on the planet today, it seems -- has a notion of the majesty of music, of the primal place it holds in the human imagination.
A child\'s brain has to work overtime in a noisy classroom to do its typical but very important job of distinguishing sounds whose subtle differences are key to success with language and reading.
- In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.