Human Brain Prefers Pitch

Our study is looking at the brain mechanisms that are thought to support auditory pitch perception and compares those mechanisms between old-world macaque monkeys and humans. Just to compare how the brains of these two species handle sound signals. And we discovered that the monkeys have very different mechanisms in their brains — a very different organization for handling sounds…

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Why Do Our Brains Love Fake News?

– Hey, hey, come here. Do you know that Rupaul claims that Trump touched him inappropriately in the ’90s, or that Obama signed an executive order banning the Pledge of Allegiance in schools nationwide? Okay, we all know that that was some grade A, top shelf, premium, fake news. But you knew that, right? You’re way too smart and well-informed…

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Journey of Sound to the Brain

Have you ever wondered how sounds make their way from the source, [Trumpet playing] all the way to your brain? Take a trumpet, for instance. When it’s played, it makes sound waves in the air. The outer ear catches the waves, which then travel through a narrow passageway called the ear canal. The sound waves reach the eardrum, which is…

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How Much Do You REALLY Know About Autism?

Hey there! Welcome to Life Noggin! A lot of people talk about autism, but not everyone understands what it is. Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, affects how people communicate with and relate to others. This isn’t the same as being shy or not knowing what to say. Most people with autism don’t understand some of the basic social conventions that…

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How Do Different Social Media Platforms Affect Your Mood?

all right so we might have to do this a couple of times it's just you've been forewarned who use the hell out of social media while on occasion it can prove useful oh man my grandma's the emoji game is dope experts won that social media uses fundamentally changing the way our brains process information the media thinks we're…

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