Tag: "music" at medical news
Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat
...luable service and significant competitive edge to music
recommendation companies, such as Apple iTunes, Pandora, Amazon, and Yahoo! Music, that require quality annotations for effective navigation through large commercial databases of music. Funding will be used for commercialization and additional techno...
National Autism Conference slated for June
...unctional behavior analysis, medical intervention, music
therapy and occupational therapy intervention, play-based assessments, social-emotional assessment, and social skill instruction will take place June 29. A resource room featuring information from vendors and service agencies also will be open both d...
Change in neuroticism tied to mortality rates, researcher says
...walks to help themselves unwind, listen to calming music
or even meditate." While participants in the study were male and more than 90 percent Caucasian, Mroczek said there is little reason to believe that results for women or other ethnicities would show vastly different results. "You can find the ful...
Research finds music training 'tunes' human auditory system
... Mom was right when she insisted that you continue music
lessons -- even after it was clear that a professional music
career was not in your future. The study, which will appear in the April issue of Nature Neuroscie...
Does age affect a pilot's ability to fly?
... intelligence, which is similar to what is seen in music
or expert chess playing. ...
Low-pitch treatment alleviates ringing sound of tinnitus
...have found a treatment for the hearing damage loud music
can cause. Fan-Gang Zeng and colleagues have identified an effective way to treat the symptoms of tinnitus, a form of hearing damage typically marked by high-pitched ringing that torments more than 60 million Americans. A low-pitched sound, the res...
National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2007 inductees
...playing record Goldmark's LP record dominated the music
industry for years. His innovation allowed lengthier recordings of music
to be feasible. Maurice Hilleman (1919-2005) Vaccines While at Merck, Hilleman pioneered the d...
Media coverage of autism differs dramatically
...from a 1993 hypothesis that listening to classical music
could improve cognitive skills in infants. This fi...998 legislation in Georgia to distribute classical music
CDs to all expecting parents. All this despite the scientific community's rejection of the concept. ...
Mandarin language is music to the brain
...is why these device users have difficulty enjoying music
or understanding a tonal language," says Zeng, a ...g tonal recognition, which is essential to hearing music
and understanding certain spoken languages like Mandarin....
'Mindless Eating' is a nourishing read
... place with reservations, a tablecloth, background music
and a menu title like "Grandma's Special Recipe Southern-Style Chicken a la Brian" and we will fall for it like a ton of Twinkies. We tend to eat more than we think we do, he says, thanks to larger portions, packaging, advertising and fancy names. P...
Ultrasound mammography, volcano monitoring for aircraft safety
...l hears the rhythms of non-language sounds such as music
and the ticking of clocks. When native English sp...by predicting how speakers of other languages hear music
and other non-linguistic rhythms. (3aPP5; contact John Iversen or Aniruddh D. Patel, The Neuroscienc...
Williams Syndrome, the brain and music
...liams syndrome, a rare genetic disorder, just love music
and will spend hours listening to or making music....e. This might explain their heightened interest in music
and, in some cases, savant-like musical skill. Professor Ursula Bellugi, director of the Laborator...
Music helps patients tune out test anxiety
... findings align with other research that has shown music
reduces anxiety before surgical procedures. Such p...spitals around the country to begin studies on how music
affects health. In the colonoscopy study, researchers asked 44 female and 29 male subjects to eithe...
First evidence that musical training affects brain development in young children
...nd the first evidence that young children who take music
lessons show different brain development and impro...he brains of musically-trained children respond to music
in a different way to those of the untrained children, but also that the training improves their mem...
Sound understanding of indoor acoustics could make hearing easier
...point precisely how indoor environments respond to music
and speech while those areas are in everyday use. ...at the University of Salford are exploring whether music
played at an average level of audibility, or even the conversation of people in the indoor environme...
Hearing loss and high-speed dental tools
... commonly caused by exposure to loud noise such as music
at a rock concert, power tools or gunfire. The subsequent ringing indicates damage to the tiny hair-like structures within the inner ear and if exposure to loud noise continues, permanent hearing loss is likely. Most of the current high-speed hand...
Multi-tasking adversely affects brain's learning, UCLA psychologists report
...ething new that you hope to remember. Listening to music
can energize people and increase alertness. Listening to music
while performing certain tasks, such as exercising, can be helpful. But tasks that distract you whil...
Hopkins scientists show hallucinogen in mushrooms creates universal 'mystical' experience
...mfortable, slightly upscale living room, with soft music
and indirect, non-laboratory lighting. Heart rate and blood pressure were measured throughout. The researchers countered "expectancy" by having both monitors and subjects "blinded" to what substance would be given. For ethical reasons, subjects wer...
Mild sadness provokes depressive thinking in some recovered patients
...ood by asking participants to listen to a piece of music
and try to recall a time in their lives when they felt sad. After this exercise, the participants rated their mood and underwent the dysfunctional attitude assessment a second time and were observed bimonthly for the next 18 months. Seventy-eight...
How to build a better brain
..., Calif. - With flashy toys, expensive classes and music
compilations all promising to make your child smarter, it's hard to sort out the best way to help your child's brain thrive. A new policy paper helps put those worries to rest. The gist of the paper is this: what kids need is a secure relationship wi...
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