Neuroscience

Brain activation in sleeping toddlers shows memory for words

Very young children learn words at a tremendous rate. Now researchers at the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis, have for the first time seen how specific brain regions activate as two-year-olds ...

Health

Examining correlation between occupational noise, heart disease

Occupational settings can involve exposure to loud noise, a known and preventable contributor to hearing loss. Hearing conservation programs and policies aim to protect workers from noise-induced hearing loss, but it remains ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Feeling lonely? Turn up the volume!

Sound could be used to combat feelings of loneliness, including during COVID-19-related lockdowns and quarantine, according to new research from James Cook University.

Autism spectrum disorders

PBS Kids celebrates Autism Awareness Month with new friends

A new child is introduced this month on the animated TV show "Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum" who is a little different. He's sensitive to loud noises and he likes doing things his way, in his time.

Radiology & Imaging

MRI images: More efficient, quieter and faster

Magnetic resonance imaging has become an indispensable tool for medical diagnostics. Using metamaterials—printed circuit boards whose properties can be systematically adjusted—can increase measurement sensitivity by a ...

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