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White Noise Backgrounds Improve Distinction Between Tones

Against a background of continuous white noise, hearing pure sounds becomes even more precise, researchers from the University of Basel show in a new study. The findings could be applicable to the development of more sensitive cochlear implants. Despite the importance of hearing in human communication, we still understand very little of how acoustic signals […]

Inhibitory Loop Connects Auditory Cortex And Lateral Amygdala

Researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) are pioneering an innovative brain study that sheds light on how the amygdala functions and could contribute to a better understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease. “This novel research paper provides anatomical and physiological evidence for the existence of a long-range […]

Why Music Makes Us Emotional, According To Artificial Intelligence

University of Southern California computer scientists and psychologists have teamed up to investigate, with the help of artificial intelligence, how music affects how you act, feel, and think. Your heart beats faster, palms sweat, and part of your brain called the Heschl’s gyrus lights up like a Christmas tree. Chances are, you’ve never thought about […]

Brain Takes Just 100 To 300 Milliseconds To Recognize Familiar Music

The human brain can recognise a familiar song within 100 to 300 milliseconds, highlighting the deep hold favourite tunes have on our memory, new research from University College London reports. Anecdotally the ability to recall popular songs is exemplified in game shows such as ‘Name That Tune’, where contestants can often identify a piece of […]

Predisposition To Hear Voices In Schizophrenia May Be Instituted By Infancy

To investigate the biological origins of hearing “voices” in patients with schizophrenia, a team led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai used ultra-high field imaging to compare the auditory cortex of schizophrenic patients with healthy individuals. They found that schizophrenic patients who experienced auditory hallucinations had abnormal tonotopic organization of […]