Listening to your favorite music increases connectivity in the brain, especially for older people. Researchers said music appears to bridge the gap between the auditory system and the reward system in the brain.
Researchers reveal the role the prefrontal cortex plays in emotional processing and emotional suppression.
Rat R222 was born with hydrocephalus. Neuroimaging revealed most of its brain had compressed and collapsed as it filled with fluid. However, despite its condition, the animal was still able to see, hear, smell, and feel like other animals. The study sheds new light on neuroplasticity, and the findings could have implications for the development of new machine learning technologies.
Musical anhedonia, a neurological condition where people don't enjoy music, affects 5% of the population. Researchers are exploring if this same condition could also be what impairs social bonding for some people on the autism spectrum.
Exposing subjects to music composed in an unfamiliar scale, researchers test whether reward can be derived solely from newly formed predictions.
A new study upends hundreds of years of belief that physiological responses to emotion are uniform. Researchers report there is not a single physiological fingerprint for each emotion, but a population of potential responses.
Findings about the brain-body connection may also have implications for treating those with opioid addiction, researchers believe.
According to researchers, language is not limited to speech. People also apply the rules of spoken language to sign language.