Tinnitus caused by too little inhibition of brain auditory circuits, study says
Tinnitus, a relentless and often life-changing ringing in the ears known to disable soldiers exposed to blasts, unwary listeners of too-loud music and millions of others, is the result of under-inhibition of key neural pathways ...
Rising above the din: Attention makes sensory signals stand out amidst the background noise in the brain
The brain never sits idle. Whether we are awake or asleep, watch TV or close our eyes, waves of spontaneous nerve signals wash through our brains. Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies studying visual attention ...
Report Says Musicians Hear Better Than Non-Musicians
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Journal of Neuroscience reports this week that musicians are better than non-musicians at recognizing speech in noisy environments. The finding from a study conducted by neurobiologists at Nor ...
Neural noise created during binocular rivalry
Neural "noise" may cause you to miss important changes in your environment when you are concentrating on something else, new research indicates.
New software forecasts noise levels in the street
University of Granada researchers are working on the application of neural networks to develop a urban noise forecasting model, which would be very useful to people who is interested in buying a new house.