auditory processing

Important clues that may help scientists develop new techniques to regenerate ear hair cells and reverse hearing loss is provided by new research led by scientists at Oregon Health & Science University. The researchers discovered the development of hair bundles occurs in a kind of feedback loop in which form follows function and function drives… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more