Neuroscience

Optimized perception in the twilight zone

In the pre-industrial age, twilight was a dangerous time for humans due to higher risk of encountering nocturnal predators. The ability to see in weak light conditions was therefore at a clear evolutionary advantage. Neuroscientists ...

Neuroscience

Your next hearing aid could be a video game

Roughly 15 percent of Americans report some sort of hearing difficulty; trouble understanding conversations in noisy environments is one of the most common complaints. Unfortunately, there's not much doctors or audiologists ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

New method for monitoring fetal heartbeat

Researchers have developed a technique to accurately isolate fetal heart sounds from background noise in acoustic recordings, allowing them to distinguish between different segments of the fetal heartbeat. This technique ...

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