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Yale technology translates to sonic golf training tool

...rst, Southern California, Maui, and Florida. "From listening to Sonic Golf's audio feedback, all the students made improvements in their swings in just 20 to 30 minutes," said Bill Greenleaf, a PGA Master Professional and Director of Instruction at the Dunes at Maui Lunai. "Some fine tuned, and some made drama...

Dartmouth researchers find where musical memories are stored in the brain

...ature, the Dartmouth team found that if people are listening to music that is familiar, they mentally call upon auditory imagery, or memories, to fill in the gaps if the music cuts out. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to measure brain activity, the researchers found that study participants c...

Dialogue & personal example work best for parents in drug talks with teens

...alks.' " For parents, it is critical to hone both listening and observation skills in discussions with their children about drugs or other issues faced by young people, the researchers note. Parents can significantly boost their credibility in drug talks with teens by offering personal examples, their own tes...

Why North America is not a rhythm nation

... that young infants, who have much less experience listening to music, lack these perceptual biases and thus respond to rhythmic structures that are both familiar and foreign. Although we know that young infants perceive speech in a manner that is language-general, our findings are unique and important in sugg...

Study reports women don't experience undue pain, anxiety during mammography screening

...c resonance imaging, the authors hypothesized that listening to a relaxation tape prior to and during mammography would decrease women's feelings of pain and anxiety and thereby improve their compliance in undergoing routine mammograms. A total of 150 subjects were divided into three groups: those who listened...

Hearing aid signal not clear? Then switch frequency to FM, finds UCI study

...lear-implant users have trouble enjoying music or listening to conversation in a crowded room," said Zeng, res...ng significantly their performance under realistic listening situations. These FM modifications, Zeng adds, can particularly assist Asians and Africans who speak...

Baby talk: Infants have much to say if adults will only listen

...ough their research, Drs. Houston and Bergeson are listening intently to what infants and toddlers have to say. They want to tell the world what they learn because, as they both know, it's much more than just baby talk....

Shepherds whistle while they work and brains process sounds as language

... tasks. The two groups first were given a passive listening task in which they listened to recorded sentences in Spanish and Silbo and were to keep track of what had been said. In the second task, the subjects listened to blocks of Spanish words for colors or animals and the equivalent "words" in Silbo. Ind...

Mothers have brains primed for care

...vity than fathers in widespread brain regions when listening to their own infant cries compared to those of oth...important in maternal behavior and motivation when listening to standard infant cries. The basal forebrain, midbrain, striatum, anterior cingulate, and the prefr...

New survey reveals treatment goals of people with schizophrenia

...ttings were," Dr. Diamond said. "The idea of truly listening to patients and questioning their goals has really...chizophrenia, it is necessary to have a respectful listening session where the physician gets to know the person, learn who they are and what they want from life...

Physical symptoms of depression may be misdiagnosed

...atment, by returning to the basic medical tenet of listening to the patient." The findings pointed out that physicians sometimes misattribute ill-defined physical symptoms to causes other than depression. The most effective treatments, regardless of symptoms, were successful because they matched patient prefe...

Will the insured sacrifice to help cover the uninsured? New study suggests yes

...ey were designing health plans for themselves, and listening to the conversations the players had when they had to work together as a group to design a health plan for their community, the researchers saw and heard how players regarded coverage for the uninsured. At the start of the game, just over half of the...

Health care treatment differs by race

...must decide what -- and whether -- to prescribe by listening to their patients. If their evaluations are being affected by racial stereotypes, Kposowa said, "a lot of people go about their daily lives in (unnecessary) pain." Kposowa, an immigrant from Sierra Leone, said he was surprised by the differences am...

Merging hearing technologies sounds good to researcher

...nts are to enhance users' speech understanding and listening comfort, as well as improve the convenience of dev...repeat the processed words and to rank the ease of listening for each of the experimental conditions. The average improvement on speech understanding for cochlea...

Sounds of New York, evidence for a preferred ear, ultrasound for the eye

... expressed preferences for loud music are actually listening to the music at lower-than-expected levels. Therefore, many students may not be listening to music as loudly as cultural stereotypes would suggest (4aPP1) CITY SOUNDSCAPES According to the...

A little music with exercise boosts brain power, study suggests

...le with coronary artery disease," Emery said. "And listening to music is thought to enhance brain power. We wan...provement in verbal fluency test performance after listening to music was more than double that of the non-music condition. "Exercise seems to cause positive cha...

Teens present research findings at major international meeting

...tional one in Shanghai, China," she adds. "I enjoy listening to alternative, industrial, and progressive rock music. I consider music an important part of my life." Jeremy Price, 18, is a senior at Jericho (NY) High School and will report, in an oral presentation, on new implications for a treatment regimen p...

Scientists raise caution about effects of HRT on hearing

... such as the ability to decipher a sentence while listening to someone amid a loud backdrop, like the cacophony at a cocktail party that the HRT group fared worst. "It's important to alert women that there could be another significant side effect of hormone-replacement therapy," says Frisina. "We know thes...

Study reviews discussion of medical errors at hospital conferences

...ions at morbidity and mortality conferences. After listening to each case discussion, the observers determined whether an adverse event had occurred in the case, whether an error had occurred, whether the error caused the adverse event, and the scope of the discussion of the event. The observers attended 85 su...

New studies show factors responsible for enhanced response to music

...l auditory tasks with which they have had no prior listening experience. Experiments of this type can separate ...ge of this research will be to examine the musical listening skills of older children and adults, with and without musical training, to see if their activation p...

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