A brain training audiogame makes it possible to hear speech in noisy backgrounds with greater ease, a new study reports.
Researchers from McGill University shed light on how motor signals help sharpen our ability to decipher complex sound flows.
Researchers report different brain areas are activated when a guitarists and beatboxers hear previously unheard tracks by their instrument of choice. Beatboxers, researchers say, show increased activation in brain areas that control mouth movements, where as guitarists show activation in areas that control hand movements. The study sheds light on understanding brain areas involved in auditory perception.
A new study reveals how the brain processes sound and how quickly neurons transition from processing the sound of speech to the language based words.
It is well documented that animals perk up their ears when they hear a noise that captures their attention. A new study reveals humans also do the same. Researchers demonstrated humans make small, unconscious movements of their ears directed toward a sound that sparks attention.
Researchers report the brain re-evaluates the interpretation of speech sounds the moment subsequent sounds are heard in order to update interpretations as necessary.
A new study reports teenagers have a more difficult time discerning the emotional vocal tones of their peers. The results, researchers suggest, show teens have not reached a level of maturity in either ability to identify or express vocal emotions.