Neuroscience

Improving the precision of bionic devices with light

For a person with normal hearing, sound waves travel in the fluid-filled cochlea of the inner ear, causing sensory hair cells to react and send signals to the brain via the auditory neurons. For those with hearing loss, these ...

Oncology & Cancer

When many act as one, data-driven models can reveal key behaviors

Biology is rife with examples of collective behavior, from flocks of birds and colonies of bacteria to schools of fish and mobs of people. In a study with implications from oncology to ecology, researchers from Rice University ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: why we're investigating the long-term impact on hearing

While the pace of research on the novel coronavirus has been impressively rapid, there remains a lot we still don't know about the wily pathogen. One of those unknowns is the potential long-term health implications for people ...

Neuroscience

Playing sports might sharpen your hearing

(HealthDay)—Playing sports may improve the brain's ability to process sounds, a finding that could lead to new therapies for people who struggle with hearing, researchers report.

Neuroscience

Good noise, bad noise: White noise improves hearing

Noise is not the same as noise—and even a quiet environment does not have the same effect as white noise. With a background of continuous white noise, hearing pure sounds becomes even more precise, as researchers from the ...

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