News tagged with brain waves

How does the human brain memorize a sound?

Sound repetition allows us to memorize complex sounds in a very quick, effective and durable way. This form of auditory learning, which was evidenced for the first time by French researchers from CNRS, ENS Paris, and Paris ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Discarded data may be gateway to new brain insights

Scientists regularly discard up to 90 percent of the signals from monitoring of brain waves, one of the oldest techniques for observing changes in brain activity. They discard this data as noise because it produces a seemingly ...

dateMay 12, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Brain Waves Aid Study of Language Impairment

(PhysOrg.com) -- By looking at how the brain responds to different aspects of grammar, specifically nouns and verbs, researchers at the UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders are hoping to provide a better understanding ...

dateMar 09, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Cellphone cancer warning falls lightly on US ears

(AP) -- News last week that an arm of the World Health Organization said cellphones might raise the risk of brain cancer has been greeted by Americans mostly with a shrug of the shoulder - one that's pinning ...

dateJun 06, 2011 in Health
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The mind's eye scans like a spotlight

(PhysOrg.com) -- You're meeting a friend in a crowded cafeteria. Do your eyes scan the room like a roving spotlight, moving from face to face, or do you take in the whole scene, hoping that your friend's face ...

dateAug 12, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Guitarists' brains swing together (w/Video)

When musicians play along together it isn't just their instruments that are in time - their brain waves are too. Research published in the online open access journal BMC Neuroscience shows how EEG readouts from pairs of gui ...

dateMar 17, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Yawn alert for weary drivers

We've all experienced it after long hours driving, the eyelids getting heavy, a deep yawn, neck muscles relaxing, the urge to sleep, the head nodding down... But, you're hands are still on the wheel and you only just stopped ...

dateJul 27, 2009 in Engineering
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