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September 26, 2016

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September 26, 2016

Rate of Hearing Loss Increases Significantly After Age 90

Sep. 19, 2016 — A new study examined if the rate of age-related hearing loss is constant in the older old (80 years and older). Scientists concluded that hearing loss rapidly accelerates over the age of 90. ... read more

Sep. 16, 2016 — Neuroscientists have found that people who experience a mixing of the senses, known as synesthesia, are more sensitive to associations everyone has between the sounds of words and visual ... read more

Link Discovered Between Touch of Individuals With Autism, Their Social Difficulties

Sep. 15, 2016 — The sense of touch may play a more crucial role in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than previously assumed. The main findings of the research show that individuals with ASD may have difficulties to ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — The older we get, the more difficult it becomes to put the world around us in order. Yet, our brain develops remarkable strategies to slow down the effects of ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — A neuroscientist has mapped brain cell activity that occurs during the delay between sensation and action. Using a powerful laser-scanning microscope, the work was able to detect the signals from ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — In a study that shatters a cornerstone concept in linguistics, an analysis of nearly two-thirds of the world's languages shows that humans tend to use the same sounds for common objects and ... read more

Evidence of 'Hidden Hearing Loss' in College-Age Human Subjects

Sep. 12, 2016 — Researchers have, for the first time, linked symptoms of difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments with evidence of cochlear synaptopathy, a condition known as 'hidden hearing ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — The specific synaptic and post-synaptic characteristics that allow auditory neurons to compute with temporal precision have now been revealed by scientists, ultimately revealing the optimal ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — Researchers report that they were able to train unknowing volunteers to develop a mild but significant preference or dislike for faces that they had previously regarded ... read more

Neuroscience: Linking Perception to Action

Sep. 8, 2016 — A researcher studying how the brain uses perception of the environment to guide action has a new understanding of the neural circuits responsible for transforming sensation into ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — When we are busy with something that requires the use of sight, the brain reduces hearing to make it easy for us, concludes a new study. The results give researchers a deeper understanding of what ... read more

Sign Language May Be Helpful for Children With Rare Speech Disorder

Sep. 1, 2016 — Using sign language with intensive speech therapy may be an effective treatment for children with a rare speech disorder called apraxia of speech, according ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — New study in mice proposes the first gene that could help prevent tinnitus, that ringing in the ears inside one's head when no external sound is present. This discovery is a first step to ... read more

New Role of Adenosine in the Regulation of REM Sleep Discovered

Sep. 1, 2016 — The regulation and function of sleep is one of the biggest black boxes of today's brain science. A new paper finds that rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is suppressed by adenosine acting on a ... read more

Want to Hit Your Target? Good Luck, Short Stuff

Aug. 31, 2016 — Tall quarterbacks might have more going for them than a clear view over the offensive line. New research shows that tall people are better than shorter people at correctly identifying the location of ... read more

Aug. 31, 2016 — The phrase "it looks so good you can almost taste it" may actually be scientifically proven based on the findings of a new study that explored how the brain processes stimuli predicting ... read more

Friends Are No Better Than Strangers in Accurately Identifying Emotion in Emails

Aug. 30, 2016 — Friends are no better at interpreting correct emotional intent in emails than complete strangers, new research indicates. The researchers found that writers are more confident their friends can ... read more

Aug. 30, 2016 — Our brains have a detailed picture of our hands and fingers, and that persists even decades after an amputation, researchers have found. The finding could have implications for the control of next ... read more

Visual Nudge Can Disrupt Recall of What Things Look Like

Aug. 26, 2016 — Interfering with your vision makes it harder to describe what you know about the appearance of even common objects, according to ... read more

Factors That Might Attract Children to Marijuana Edibles

Aug. 25, 2016 — A new report identifies factors that make food attractive to children. Commissioned by the state Liquor and Cannabis Board, the report studied research on what makes food appeal to children and the ... read more

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