Neuroscience

New research suggests it's all about the bass

When we listen to music, we often tap our feet or bob our head along to the beat – but why do we do it? New research led by Western Sydney University's MARCS Institute suggests the reason could be related to the way our ...

Neuroscience

The brain can be trained to avoid dyslexia

The ability of the brain to synchronize with the tone and intonation of speech influences how language is processed. This is the conclusion of a study by the Basque research center BCBL. The results could contribute to more ...

Health

Study points to acupuncture to reduce period pain

A study conducted by researchers from Western Sydney University and the University of Auckland has shown that acupuncture treatment significantly reduces period pain intensity, duration and symptoms over time, with improvements ...

Health

Study shows human ear impacted by low frequency noises

(Medical Xpress)—A new study by a team of researchers in Germany has resulted in findings that suggest the human ear is more impacted by low frequency sounds than has been previously thought. In their paper published in ...

Genetics

Healthy people carry disease-causing mitochondrial DNA mutations

(Medical Xpress)—For the first time, researchers have discovered that disease-causing mutations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) are common in healthy individuals, according to a Cornell study published July 7 in the Proceedings ...

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