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No Hear This! Inner-Ear Membrane Uses Nanopores To Separate Sounds
2014-03-19 04:37:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Computers have been largely unable to duplicate a person’s ability to tune into a single voice, even in the midst of background noise, but new research into the biological mechanisms of the human ear could soon change that. According to researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the ear’s selective hearing is due to the evolution of the tectorial membrane, a tiny membrane located inside the inner ear....

2014-03-14 23:24:20

NIDEK, Inc., a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of ophthalmic equipment, is pleased to announce FDA clearance of the RS-3000 Advance. This premier OCT system incorporating Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope is designed for comprehensive evaluation of the retina and choroid and provides exquisite detail of the retinal and choroidal microstructures to assist in clinical diagnosis. Fremont, California (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 NIDEK, Inc., a global leader in the design,...

2014-03-14 23:04:21

Preventing occasional back pain from becoming a chronic problem requires both physical and mental fitness. It is important to stay physically active, strengthen the muscles supporting the back, and maintain flexibility. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 A man's spine can take a beating over the years. The occasional backache can blossom into chronic and potentially disabling low-back pain. But it doesn't have to be that way. Paying attention to the body and the mind can keep the...

2014-03-13 23:02:33

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered an important mechanism underlying sensory feedback that guides balance and limb movements. La Jolla, California (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered an important mechanism underlying sensory feedback that guides balance and limb movements. The finding, which the TSRI team uncovered in fruit flies, centers on a gene and a type of nerve cell required for detection of...

2014-03-12 11:34:45

Multiple regions in the human genome are reported to be linked to musical aptitude, according to a study published this week in Molecular Psychiatry. The function of the candidate genes implicated in the study ranges from inner-ear development to auditory neurocognitive processes, suggesting that musical aptitude is affected by a combination of genes involved in the auditory pathway. The research was funded by the Academy of Finland. The perception of music starts with specialized hair...

Colors And Shapes Can Be Heard By The Blind: Study
2014-03-11 06:52:16

[ Watch the Video: EyeMusic Live Demo at AIPAC ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Normally, people perceive colors and shapes visually, but what if you could "hear" them? A new study from Hebrew University shows that using sensory substitution devices (SSDs), colors and shapes can now be conveyed to the brain noninvasively through other senses. Prof. Amir Amedi, of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences and the Institute for Medical Research...

2014-03-07 16:22:40

PHOENIX, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have demonstrated that conditioned pain modulation (CPM), a measure of the brain's ability to regulate pain, decreases activity in the human spinal cord as visible via functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). "This study confirmed our hypothesis that CPM results in significant reductions in spinal dorsal horn activity in humans," said lead study author Ian Mackey, of Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. The...

2014-02-13 23:29:44

Sense 5K is bringing the five-senses based “Blue Dawn Tour” to the SF Bay Area. San Jose, California (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Make room, mud and night runs. There is an intriguing newcomer in the event industry. Sense 5K is producing the 2014 Blue Dawn Tour in twelve of the healthiest US cities, including an event in the Bay area on May 24th In addition to contributing to a local charity, the young company strives to fuel joy in healthy living, wonderment of the five senses, and...

New Hearing Implant Uses Less Power, No External Hardware
2014-02-10 07:25:53

[ Watch the Video: The Sound Of Innovation For Deafness ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hundreds of thousands of deaf, or near-deaf, people around the world have benefited from cochlear implants. While these devices are undoubtedly a good thing, the hardware to make them work has been somewhat of a pain. Cochlear implants typically require a small transmitter affixed to the skull with a wire dangling down to a microphone, as well as a battery pack that must...

Amputee Feels Sensory Rich Information In Real-time With Bionic Hand
2014-02-06 10:59:41

[ Watch The Video: Amputee Feels in Real-Time with Bionic Hand ] Hillary Sanctuary - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Dennis Aabo Sorensen is the first amputee in the world to feel sensory rich information -- in real-­time -- with a prosthetic hand wired to nerves in his upper arm; Sorensen could grasp objects intuitively and identify what he was touching while blindfolded. Nine years after an accident caused the loss of his left hand, Dennis Aabo Sørensen from Denmark...


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Ear
2013-04-30 13:31:11

The ear is an organ from the auditory system that collects sounds, and also balances and enables body position. Formation and Orientation The ear can be broken down into the inner and outer ears. The outer part of the ear is the visible flap (auricle) and ear canal which collects sounds which create pressure that echoes through the middle ear. The inner ear, however, is embedded in the temporal bone. There are hollow areas of the inner ear that are filled with liquids and hair cells...

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  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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