In both human and animal subject, bursts of beta wave activity in the brain help to filter distraction in order to process different sensations, a new study reports.
Using MEG brain scans, which are a speedier alternative to fMRI, researchers are discovering new insights into how brain regions work together.
Scientists found that adverse listening situations are difficult for the brain, partly because they draw on the same, limited resources supporting our short-term memory. The new findings are particularly relevant to understanding the cognitive consequences of hearing damage, a condition that affects an increasing number of people.
A miniature atom-based magnetic sensor developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has passed an important research...