Neuroscience

Researchers discover link between fear, sound perception

Anyone who's ever heard a Beethoven sonata or a Beatles song knows how powerfully sound can affect our emotions. But it can work the other way as well – our emotions can actually affect how we hear and process sound. When ...

Health

App for mobile phones helps diagnose concussions

(AP) -- The next tool in the campaign against concussions might be your smartphone. A doctor at the University of North Carolina teamed with other head-trauma researchers to develop an application for mobile devices that ...

Neuroscience

Epilepsy sends differentiated neurons on the run

(Medical Xpress)—The smooth operation of the brain requires a certain robustness to fluctuations in its home within the body. At the same time, its extraordinary power derives from an activity structure poised at criticality. ...

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