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July 28, 2016

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July 28, 2016

Hearing Test May Identify Autism Risk

July 25, 2016 — Researchers have identified an inner ear deficiency in children with autism that may impact their ability to recognize speech. The findings could ultimately be used as a way to identify children at ... read more

July 22, 2016 — Scientists have reported a detailed description of how function-impairing mutations in polr1c and polr1d genes cause Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS), a rare congenital craniofacial development ... read more

Patient-Specific Approach May Improve Deep Brain Stimulation Used to Treat Parkinson's

July 14, 2016 — Researchers have developed a method to measure how the brain responds to electrical stimulation and use the response to maximize efficacy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) -- a therapy that has been ... read more

July 13, 2016 — Musical tastes are cultural, not hardwired in the brain, new research suggests. In a study of a remote Amazonian tribe called the Tsimane, whose members have little or no exposure to Western music, ... read more

Drug-Use May Hamper Moral Judgment

July 13, 2016 — Regular cocaine and methamphetamine users can have difficulty choosing between right and wrong, perhaps because the specific parts of their brains used for moral processing and evaluating emotions ... read more

July 13, 2016 — Researchers have, for the first time, glimpsed the human brain making a purely voluntary decision to ... read more

July 13, 2016 — New research, using a Bayesian inference model of audio and visual stimuli, has shown how our perception of time lies mid-way between reality and our ... read more

Today's Teenagers Could Become Prematurely Hearing-Impaired, Study Warns

July 13, 2016 — According a recent study, teenagers are increasingly experiencing tinnitus, often a symptom of hearing loss, as a result of using ear buds to listen to music for long periods every day, as well as ... read more

Are Brain Changes Fueling Overeating in the Obese?

July 12, 2016 — Obese mice are much more likely than lean mice to overeat in the presence of environmental cues, a behavior that could be related to changes in the brain, finds a new ... read more

Overeating in Obese Mice Linked to Altered Brain Responses to Food Cues

July 12, 2016 — Obese mice are much more likely than lean mice to overeat in the presence of environmental cues, a behavior that could be related to changes in the brain, finds a new study by ... read more

July 11, 2016 — A study in mice shows for the first time that visual stimulation can help damaged retinal neurons regrow optic nerve fibers (retinal ganglion cell axons). In combination with chemically induced ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Parts of the inner ear that process sounds such as speech and music seem to work differently than other parts of the inner ear, researchers have ... read more

July 8, 2016 — Investigators have explored the theory behind the relationship between musical sound and body movement. Research shows that people tend to perceive affinities between sound and body motion when ... read more

July 8, 2016 — When the brain processes olfactory stimuli, it differentiates between similar smells using subtly modulated signals. Brain examinations and behavioral studies in mice have now shown that neurons with ... read more

July 6, 2016 — Driving is a very complex process. Today, almost half of all drivers on the roadways are over the age of 65. With the decline of cognitive processes in older adults such as Alzheimer's disease, ... read more

July 1, 2016 — Scientists were able to make real-time observations over a period of several months that reveal how new adult-born neurons are formed and evolve in the olfactory bulb of mice. They made the ... read more

Learn Much You Can, from Yoda’s Spoken and Subtitled Discourse

July 1, 2016 — The structural oddity of the speech pattern of the Star Wars character Master Yoda is probably one of the most instantly recognizable of all TV and film characters, even to those unfamiliar with the ... read more

June 30, 2016 — Stimulating the brain with a mild electrical current can temporarily sharpen vision without glasses or contacts, researchers have ... read more

New Experimental System Sheds Light on How Memory Loss May Occur

June 30, 2016 — Spatial memory decays when the entorhinal cortex is not functioning properly, a new mouse model shows. The study, say the authors, provides new information about how dysfunction of this circuit may ... read more

June 30, 2016 — Ever wonder why some people seem to learn new languages faster? The secret might lie in the brain activity they generate while ... read more

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