During deep sleep, the presence of an unfamiliar voice elicits more K-complexes, a type of brain wave linked to sensory perturbances during sleep, compared to the sound of a familiar voice.
Due to social restrictions following the COVID lockdowns, people may need to brush up on their social skills of concentrating on conversations. A new study reveals people can train themselves to do this on their own.
Researchers report familiar voices are easier than those of a stranger to understand, even when the familiar voice is manipulated and the listener can not identify the voice.
Researchers turn to 'psychics', people who claim to "hear voices" without a diagnosis of a mental illness, to help find out more about the auditory hallucinations those with psychosis face.