Psychology & Psychiatry

Perceived choice in music listening is linked to pain relief

A new study explores the use of music-listening to relieve acute pain, finding that people who were given the impression that they had control over the music they heard experienced more pain relief than people who were not ...

Biomedical technology

Listening can be exhausting for older cochlear implant users

Degraded acoustic signals can make hearing difficult for anyone, but differences in cognitive abilities, age-related changes, and the use of cochlear implants may exacerbate the problem. If it is more challenging to hear, ...

Neuroscience

Happy stories synch brain activity more than sad stories

Successful storytelling can synchronize brain activity between the speaker and listener, but not all stories are created equal. Sharing happy stories increases feelings of closeness and brain synchrony more than sad stories, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Music listening near bedtime disruptive to sleep, study finds

Most people listen to music throughout their day and often near bedtime to wind down. But can that actually cause your sleep to suffer? When sleep researcher Michael Scullin, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Attentive listening helps teens open up, study finds

Engaged listening techniques such as eye contact, nodding and using key words to praise openness helps teenagers when they admit bad behavior and share hurt feelings with their parents, a new study has shown.

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