Some expectant parents play classical music for their unborn babies hoping to boost their children’s cognitive capacity, and while some research supports a relationship between prenatal sound exposure and improved … Continue Reading Researchers identify first responders to sound in the brain.
Controlling a single brain chemical expands the window for learning language and music in an animal model.
Learning a language or recognizing music is usually a breeze for children, however, this capacity dramatically declines with age. Now, a study from researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital … Continue Reading Controlling a single brain chemical expands the window for learning language and music in an animal model.
When it comes to hearing, precision is important say researchers. Due to the fact vertebrates, such as birds and humans, have two ears, and sound-waves from either side travel different … Continue Reading Researchers map auditory brain cells for maximum hearing precision.
The auditory nerve is comprised of thousands of tiny nerve fibers responsible for transmitting sound to and from the ear and the brain. Recent discoveries have shown that they are … Continue Reading Researchers identify previously unknown compensatory brain amplifier for hear loss.
About one in five people experience tinnitus, the perception of a sound, often described as ringing, that isn’t really there. Now, an opensource study in the journal Current Biology, has … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map and record tinnitus in the brain.
Prolonged exposure to loud noise alters how the brain processes speech, potentially increasing the difficulty in distinguishing speech sounds, according to neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Dallas. The … Continue Reading Scientists begin to map hearing loss in the brain.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have mapped the sound-processing part of the mouse brain in a way that keeps both the proverbial forest and the trees in view. Their imaging technique … Continue Reading New mapping approach lets scientists zoom in and out as the brain processes sound.