Stimulating a part of the auditory cortex called the planum temporale improved speech perception, researchers report.
Study sheds light on how various types of pulsations in the brain change while a person sleeps.
Repeatedly listening to personally meaningful music induced brain plasticity and improved cognitive function for patients with mild cognitive impairment and early-stage Alzheimer's disease.
Auditory and speech processing occurs in parallel in the brain, researchers report. The findings contradict the belief that the brain processes auditory information before transferring it into linguistic information.
Increased connectivity between the auditory cortex and motor control areas related to the mouth, face, and throat, could be a key feature in identifying misophonia, a condition marked by extreme reactions to "trigger sounds", such as other people chewing.
Passive exposure to music is enough to drive the development of music selectivity.
Mouse study reveals sound appears to alter connectivity in auditory processing areas earlier in development than previously thought; even before the ear canal opens.
Based on the activity in the auditory cortex and motor cortex, researchers were able to predict whether a participant was listening to music that was upbeat or sad.