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March 23, 2019

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March 23, 2019

Virtual Reality Could Improve Your Balance, Study Finds

Mar. 18, 2019 — Virtual Reality technology could become an efficient tool for older people with balance problems or for rehabilitation following injuries or illness that affect balance and movement. In a new study, ... read more

Mar. 15, 2019 — Scientists have discovered that repellent odors suppress the perception of pleasant smells. This happens because certain brain structures that respond to attractive odors are inhibited by a repellent ... read more

Are Eyes the Window to Our Mistakes?

Mar. 11, 2019 — When humans make certain types of mistakes, the size of their pupils change. This may offer clues as to what's going on in the brain when people make suboptimal decisions, researchers have ... read more

Multitasking Amygdala Neurons Respond to Sights, Sounds, and Touch

Mar. 11, 2019 — Individual neurons in the monkey amygdala that respond to touch also respond to imagery and sounds, according to new research. These cells may provide the building blocks needed to process ... read more

Mar. 11, 2019 — A study of more than 200 people suggests the loss of blood vessels in the retina could signal Alzheimer's ... read more

Music Captivates Listeners and Synchronizes Their Brainwaves

Mar. 8, 2019 — When listeners engage with music, they follow its sounds closely. But what is it about music that keeps the audience engaged? A recent study charts new ground in understanding the neural responses to ... read more

Mar. 8, 2019 — When we listen to loud sounds, our hearing may become impaired for a short time. Researchers have discovered a mechanism that helps to explain how this ... read more

Grasping Motions Led by Visuo-Haptic Signals Are Most Effective

Mar. 6, 2019 — Researchers have found that the availability of both visual and haptic information for a target object significantly improves reach-to-grasp actions, demonstrating that the nervous system utilizes ... read more

Kids With Cochlear Implants Since Infancy More Likely to Speak, Not Sign

Mar. 5, 2019 — Researchers present further evidence that deaf children who received cochlear implants (implanted electronic hearing device) before 12 months of age learn to more rapidly understand spoken language ... read more

Mar. 4, 2019 — Scientists have uncovered a new 'division of labor' between our brain's two hemispheres in how we comprehend the words and other sounds we hear -- a finding that offers new insights ... read more

Brain's Ability to Synchronize Voice Sounds Could Be Related to Language Learning

Mar. 4, 2019 — Researchers studied the synchronization of speech motor rhythms. Results show some people's brains adapt spontaneously to align with the rhythm of the voices they hear, while others do not. ... read more

Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Higher Levels of Alzheimer's Biomarker in Brain

Mar. 3, 2019 — People who are witnessed by a bed partner to have stopped breathing during sleep may have higher accumulations of an Alzheimer's disease biomarker called tau in an area of the brain that helps ... read more

How Sensitivity to Emotions Changes Across the Lifespan

Mar. 1, 2019 — Why do we become more positive as we grow older? Why are adolescents so sensitive to negative social ... read more

Feb. 28, 2019 — By studying the songs of mice from the cloud forests of Costa Rica, researchers have discovered a brain circuit that may enable the high-speed back and forth of ... read more

Mother's Behavioral Corrections Tune Infant's Brain to Angry Tone

Feb. 27, 2019 — The same brain network that adults use when they hear angry vocalizations is at work in infants as young as six months old, an effect that is strongest in infants whose mothers spend the most time ... read more

New Breakthrough in Understanding a Severe Child Speech Impediment

Feb. 27, 2019 — Scientists have made a breakthrough in identifying a potential cause of the most severe child speech impediment -- apraxia. One in 1000 children has apraxia, but understating the origins of this ... read more

New Method Uses AI to Screen for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Feb. 26, 2019 — Scientists have developed a new tool that can screen children for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) quickly and affordably, making it accessible to more children in remote locations ... read more

Savoring ... It's Not Just for Dinner

Feb. 26, 2019 — Just as we can savor a decadent dessert, so, too, can we savor a meaningful conversation. And the latter may be better for ... read more

You Recognize Your Face Even When You Don't 'See' It

Feb. 26, 2019 — Given the limited capacity of our attention, we only process a small amount of the sights, sounds, and sensations that reach our senses at any given moment -- what happens to the stimuli that reach ... read more

Neuroscientists Discover Neural Mechanisms of Developmental Dyslexia

Feb. 26, 2019 — Neuroscientist show that people with dyslexia have a weakly developed structure that is not located in the cerebral cortex, but at a subcortical processing stage; namely the white matter connectivity ... read more

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