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Many people are surrounded by music throughout much of their everyday lives. What’s happening in our brains as we’re listening to music?
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Test your knowledge about sleep, senses, and disorders.
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One art student draws attention to lacking neuroscience research with her sculpture of the female homunculus.
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Christine Petit and Karen Steel received the 2012 Brain Prize for their work unravelling the genetics of hearing loss.
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Playing a musical instrument is the brain equivalent of a full-body workout.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of October 12, 2020.
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The ear’s hair cells convert vibrations in the air into electrical messages the brain interprets as sound.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of July 13, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of June 29, 2020.
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Beautiful music doesn’t cause goosebumps — dangerous music does. At least, that’s what your brain thinks.
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Deiter’s cells stabilize the inner ear’s hair cells with crossbeam-like support.
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Goosebumps are part of your body’s reaction to danger. But they can also be caused by great music. Those two experiences are more similar than you might think.
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