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November 24, 2015

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November 24, 2015

Nov. 18, 2015 — Neuroscientists, food scientists and internationally-renowned chefs convened at the University of Kentucky recently to explore ways to help patients with neurologically-related taste impairments ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — A new study has found pigeons performed as well as humans in categorizing digitized slides and mammograms of benign and malignant human breast ... read more

Music-Making for the Deaf

Nov. 18, 2015 — A researcher is exploring new ways to enhance the experience of deaf musicians with new visual and touch techniques. Alongside vibrations, visual indictors will appear on a digital display that ... read more

Hallucinations Linked to Differences in Brain Structure

Nov. 17, 2015 — People diagnosed with schizophrenia who are prone to hallucinations are likely to have structural differences in a key region of the brain compared to both healthy individuals and people diagnosed ... read more

Brain Scans Illuminate Emotional Response to Sound

Nov. 16, 2015 — Noisy gymnasiums, restaurants where conversations are nearly impossible and concert halls less than perfect for the music are all acoustical problems. Now acoustical engineers are using functional ... read more

Parkinson Drug May Prevent, Delay AMD

Nov. 13, 2015 — A significant discovery has been made that might lead to the delay or prevention of the most common cause of blindness in the elderly: age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Patients who take the ... read more

Rare Facial Paralysis Gives Researchers New Insights Into Social Interaction

Nov. 13, 2015 — Persons with facial paralysis or permanently disfigured faces often experience difficulties in their social interactions because they lack facial expressivity. A study of teenagers with the rare ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — When people are listening to music, their emotional reactions to the music are reflected in changes in their pupil size. Researchers now show for the first time that both the emotional content of the ... read more

Faster Brain Waves Make Shorter Gaps in Visual Stream

Nov. 10, 2015 — 'Blink and you'll miss it' isn't only for eyelids. The human brain also blinks, dropping a few frames of visual information here and there. Those lapses of attention come fast -- ... read more

Taste Perception Is Influenced by Extreme Noise Conditions

Nov. 10, 2015 — Scientists examined the influence of the extreme noise conditions encountered during flight on the five basic tastes. They found that noise condition had no influence on intensity ratings for salty, ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — Few visual impressions can be compared to humans' interest for faces. New research suggests that our brain rewards us for looking at pretty ... read more

Gaucher Disease May Protect Against Parkinson's Disease-Related Color Visual Impairment

Nov. 10, 2015 — Parkinson’s Disease (PD) patients have a five-fold greater risk of carrying genetic mutations in the ?-glucocerebrosidase gene (GBA), which are commonly associated with Gaucher disease (GD). ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Some nerve cells in the inner ear can signal tissue damage in a way similar to pain-sensing nerve cells in the body, according to new research. If the finding, discovered in rats, is confirmed in ... read more

Langauge: Automated Tool for Dialect Analysis

Nov. 9, 2015 — Scientists have created an automatic speech analysis tool that pushes the technological envelope for what types of sociolinguistic dialect research are ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — The thickness of the cortex in a region of the brain that specializes in facial recognition can predict an individual's ability to recognize faces and other ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — The movement of protein within hair cells of the inner ear shows signs of a repair and renewal mechanism, new research ... read more

Genetic Modification Shows Promise for Preventing Hereditary Hearing Loss

Nov. 6, 2015 — A mitochondrial defect is responsible for a type of human hereditary deafness that worsens over time and can lead to profound hearing loss. Using a genetically modified mice model with a ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — The function of pejvakin, a molecule that plays a vital role in the hearing system, has been recently discovered by researcherse. The absence of this molecule appears to be responsible for ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — The complexity of the neural activity we use to process visual images reflects the intricacy of those images, a team of scientists has found. Their study offers new insights into how our brain ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — Researchers have identified how your mind processes and differentiates between positive and negative ones when you're trying to get a job ... read more

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