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May 6, 2015

Personal Cues Can Have a Strong Effect on Craving in Individuals With Addiction

May 4, 2015 — Unique person-specific cues -- such as the presence of a specific friend or hearing a specific song -- appear to have a robust effect on craving addictive substances, a recent study shows. The study ... read more

Do Consumers Think Products Are Better When Companies Donate to Charity?

Mar. 31, 2015 — Does hearing about a company's charitable donations raise your opinion of their products? According to a new study, corporate social responsibility leads consumers to believe products are better ... read more

Received Wisdom About Mental Illness Challenged by New Report

Mar. 11, 2015 — A new report challenges received wisdom about the nature of mental illness and has led to widespread media coverage and debate in the UK. Many people believe that schizophrenia is a frightening brain ... read more

Feb. 4, 2015 — The elderly often complain about hearing difficulties, especially when several people are talking all at once. Researchers have discovered that the reason for this does not just concern the ear but ... read more

Review of Nonmedicinal Interventions for Delirium in Older Patients

Feb. 2, 2015 — Interventions to prevent delirium that do not involve prescription drugs and have multiple components appeared to be effective at reducing delirium and preventing falls in hospitalized older ... read more

Cochlear Implant Users Can Hear, Feel the Beat in Music

Jan. 26, 2015 — People who use cochlear implants for profound hearing loss do respond to certain aspects of music, contrary to common beliefs and limited scientific research, says a research team. The scientists say ... read more

Family Income, Child Behavior Factors in Legal Disputes About Kids With Autism

Jan. 12, 2015 — A national survey of parents of kids with autism indicates these families with higher incomes are more likely to use their procedural safeguards -- including mediation and due process hearings -- to ... read more

Two Brain Regions Join Forces for Absolute Pitch

Jan. 7, 2015 — People who have "absolute pitch" can identify notes immediately without relying on a reference tone. Intensive research is being conducted into the neuronal basis of this extraordinary ... read more

New Process Helps Identify Odorant Receptors in Live Mice

Dec. 1, 2014 — The receptors activated by two odors have been identified by researchers using a new method that tracks responses to smells in live mice. Using a fluorescent protein to mark nerve cells activated by ... read more

Nov. 26, 2014 — When people hear another person talking to them, they respond not only to what is being said -- those consonants and vowels strung together into words and sentences -- but also to other features of ... read more

Diagnosing Deafness Early Will Help Teenagers' Reading Development

Nov. 25, 2014 — Deaf teenagers have better reading skills if they were identified as deaf by the time they were nine months old, research has shown. The research team has been studying the development of a group of ... read more

Ears and Hearing Effects Continue to Reverberate After Boston Marathon Bombing

Nov. 14, 2014 — Boston researchers detail the types of otologic injury suffered by victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and report on the outcomes of patients undergoing otologic ... read more

Nov. 12, 2014 — There’s a cast of characters deep inside your ears -- many kinds of tiny cells working together to allow you to hear. The lead actors, called hair cells, play the crucial role in carrying sound ... read more

Bilingual Brains Better Equipped to Process Information

Nov. 12, 2014 — Speaking more than one language is good for the brain, according to new research that indicates bilingual speakers process information more efficiently and more easily than those who know a single ... read more

So, You Think You Can Clap to the Beat? Beat-Deafness Better Explained by Research

Nov. 10, 2014 — Bobbing your head, tapping your heel, or clapping along with the music is a natural response for most people, but what about those who can’t keep a beat? Researchers have discovered that ... read more

Oct. 30, 2014 — Patients with tinnitus hear phantom noise and are sometimes so bothered by the perceived ringing in their ears, they have difficulty concentrating. A new therapy does not lessen perception of the ... read more

Case Study: Hearing Loss in One Infant Twin Affects Mother's Speech to Both Babies

Oct. 29, 2014 — Is it possible that hearing loss in one infant from a pair of twins can affect the mother’s speech to both infants? A new acoustics study zeroes in on this question and suggests that not only is ... read more

When Hearing Aid Users Listen to Music, Less Is More

Oct. 27, 2014 — The type of sound processing that modern hearings aids provide to make speech more understandable for wearers may also make music enjoyment more difficult, according to a new study. The findings ... read more

Receiving Gossip About Others Promotes Self-Reflection, Growth

Oct. 24, 2014 — Why are individuals interested in hearing gossip about others' achievements and failures? Researchers studied the effect positive and negative gossip has on how the recipient evaluates him or ... read more

Oct. 20, 2014 — Scientists have restored the hearing of mice partly deafened by noise, using advanced tools to boost the production of a key protein in their ears. By demonstrating the importance of the protein, ... read more

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