Skip to content

Taghearing

Cat-like ‘hearing’ for the augmented human using the smallest scale yet.

Human augmentation is the attempt to temporarily or permanently enhance the human body through natural or artificial means.  More commonly cybernetics and/or enabling human-computer interfaces are used to improve the … Continue Reading Cat-like ‘hearing’ for the augmented human using the smallest scale yet.

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.

Study identifies the genetic cause and mechanism for noise-induced hearing loss.

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is becoming increasingly prevalent. Urban crowding means that large cities are getting noisier, particularly in developing countries. WHO predicts that by 2030, one billion people will … Continue Reading Study identifies the genetic cause and mechanism for noise-induced hearing loss.

Study begins to map the epigenetics of brain plasticity, the switch which changes neuronal function.

Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered that the role of neurons, which are responsible for specific tasks in the brain, is much more flexible than previously believed.  By studying … Continue Reading Study begins to map the epigenetics of brain plasticity, the switch which changes neuronal function.

Translate »