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May 4, 2016

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May 4, 2016

Apr. 26, 2016 — The first small molecule targeted therapy for progressive hearing loss has been developed in a mouse model of USH3, an USH classified by progressive loss of hearing and vision starting in the first ... read more

Hearing Aid Use Is Associated With Improved Cognitive Function in Hearing-Impaired Elderly

Apr. 25, 2016 — Older adults who used a hearing aid performed significantly better on cognitive tests than those who did not use a hearing aid, despite having poorer hearing, new research ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Open the box of that new smartphone. Oops, it feels differently from expectations based on what you'd seen. Embrace it or be disappointed? Your reaction is likely tied to your perception of the ... read more

Critical to Screen Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis for Hearing Impairment

Apr. 22, 2016 — The objective of a new review is to evaluate published clinical reports related to hearing impairment in patients with RA. Furthermore, researchers discuss possible pathologies and associated factors ... read more

How a Macaque's Brain Knows It's Swinging

Apr. 21, 2016 — Any organism with a brain needs to make decisions about how it's going to navigate through three-dimensional spaces. That's why animals evolved sensory organs in the ears to detect if ... read more

A Winning Face Depends on the Culture of the Voter

Apr. 21, 2016 — A recent social psychology study shines a light on how cultural differences affect what voters judge and value most in the facial appearance of potential ... read more

Brain Study on Memory Delay Explains Visuomotor Mistakes

Apr. 20, 2016 — When doing a visual task, neural activity in the frontal cortex initially reflects the visual goal accurately but errors accumulate during a memory delay, and further escalate during the final ... read more

New Role for Immature Brain Neurons in the Dentate Gyrus Identified

Apr. 20, 2016 — Researchers present data and a simple statistical network model that describe an unanticipated property of newly formed, immature neurons in the dentate gyrus. The model resolves a seeming paradox in ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Researchers have pinpointed the area of the brain responsible for recognizing human facial expressions. It's on the right side of the brain behind the ear, in a region called the posterior ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Glance out the window and then close your eyes. Maybe you noticed it's raining and there was a man carrying an umbrella. Did you catch the shape of its handle? Probably not. Some neuroscientists ... read more

Promising New Compound Protects Neurons and Vision in Mice With Glaucoma

Apr. 19, 2016 — Early tests of a novel compound in mice with glaucoma should come as welcome news to millions of people around the world now suffering with this leading cause of vision loss. Researchers have shown ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Marketers and brand managers responsible for naming new products should be interested to learn that people associate certain sounds with nearness and others with distance, say researchers, whose new ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Humans are experts in facial perception. But not from birth. At which point do children become as skilled at it as adults? Fifteen children took part in a new study that gives new information to ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Study suggests that the same neural mechanism that interrupts body movement also interrupts cognition. The findings may give insights into Parkinson's disease. The brain circuitry implicated in ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — How long-term memory is formed is not well understood, and remains a central question of inquiry in neuroscience. Now researchers report they may have an answer to this ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Mice that vocalize in a repetitive, halting pattern similar to human stuttering may provide insight into a condition that has perplexed scientists for centuries, according to a new study. These mice, ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Safe levels of electrical stimulation can enhance your capacity to think more creatively, according to a new ... read more

What Is Attention?

Apr. 14, 2016 — Neuroscientists show that tiny eye movements filter "important" stimuli and relay them to the brain. With this information, the researchers may have uncovered a mechanism that might clarify ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — When people take the psychedelic drug LSD, they sometimes feel as though the boundary that separates them from the rest of the world has dissolved. Now, the first functional magnetic resonance images ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — You walk into a room and suddenly your brain goes fuzzy with an overwhelming wave of familiarity--although this is a totally new experience. Like something out of a sci-fi plot, it almost seems as if ... read more

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