Psilocybin, a natural psychoactive compound currently being considered for the treatment of depression, alters people’s emotional states while listening to music. While listening to music, those who used psilocybin reported enhanced emotional processin…
Researchers have created an atlas representing changes in the levels of RNA made in different cell types in the ear following noise-induced hearing loss. They also discovered certain FDA-approved medications for diabetes and other disorders may protect…
Researchers shed light on how the brain responds to unexpected sounds.
Study explores the interactions between articulatory precision and gender to gauge vocal attractiveness.
Frequency follow response (FFR) is a strong predictor of a person’s ability to recognize and name musical notes, and may be an accurate metric for understanding a person’s ability to recognize sounds. FFR may not be a fixed trait and can be improved ov…
A new study may answer why it is so difficult for us to learn a second language as we enter adulthood.
Hearing loss was associated with an increased risk of depression in older adults. Those of lower socioeconomic status were twice as likely to report symptoms of depression. However, using hearing aids helped alleviate symptoms of depression.
When it comes to anticipating how a song will progress, the human brain considers the rhythm and beats that came before.
As potential threats approach, rattlesnakes increase the rate of rattling. The switch to a high-frequency mode makes people think the snake is closer to them than it actually is.
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.
Study reveals how the brain analyzes different types of speech which may be linked to how we comprehend sentences and calculate mathematical equations.
Background music in Simlish, an unintelligible language used in the popular game The Sims, allow people to better listen to and understand each other than when the songs are in English, researchers say.
Learning a new language can affect musical processing in children, researchers report. Findings support the theory that musical and linguistic functions are closely linked in the developing brain.
EEG study reveals when we imagine a song, similar brain activity occurs as when we experience moments of silence in music.
Study points to the evolutionary and developmental similarities between sensory cells in the inner ear and skin.
Stroke survivors who listened to vocal music had improved recovery of structural connectivity of language networks in the left frontal lobe compared to those who listened to audiobooks.
Professional singers are surprisingly inaccurate when rating their own pitch accuracy. Most tend to overestimate their performance, especially if they are more accomplished musicians.
When perceiving rhythm, the brain makes two separate decisions based on grouping and prominence. The groupings mutually inform each other to generate an overall rhythmic perception.
Dopamine drives neuroplasticity in the auditory pallium region of the zebra finch brain, researchers report.
Temporal sound processing can be maintained in mouse models of congenital hearing loss with exposure to broadband sounds embedded with pauses, a new study reports.