Neuroscience

Better hearing with optical cochlear implants

Cochlear implants enable people with profound hearing impairment to gain a great deal in terms of quality of life, including understanding spoken words and developing normal speech. However, background noises are problematic; ...

Neuroscience

A neuromagnetic view through the skull

The brain processes information using both slow and fast currents. Until now, researchers had to use electrodes placed inside the brain in order to measure the latter. For the first time, researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin ...

Health

Muscle cramp? Drink electrolytes, not water

If you reach for water when a muscle cramp strikes, you might want to think again. New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has revealed drinking electrolytes instead of pure water can help prevent muscle cramps.

Neuroscience

Synchronization of brain hemispheres changes what we hear

Most of the time, our brain receives different input from each of our ears, but we nevertheless perceive speech as unified sounds. This process takes place through synchronization of the areas of the brain involved with the ...

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