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Researchers create a program that can use fMRI data to identify which musical pieces are in participants' heads.  


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Neurons That Recognize Tone Identified

By Shawna Williams | August 28, 2017

The cells are crucial to detecting emphasis, sarcasm, and uptalk in human conversation.


image: Infographic: Mapping Musicality

Infographic: Mapping Musicality

By Catherine Offord | March 1, 2017

Huge areas of the brain respond to any sort of auditory stimulus, making it difficult for scientists to nail down regions that are important for music processing.


image: Khaleel Razak: Hearing Engineer

Khaleel Razak: Hearing Engineer

By Jef Akst | September 1, 2015

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology University of California, Riverside. Age: 44

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Why Screams Scare Us

By Jef Akst | July 20, 2015

Analyzing the acoustical qualities of screams and other sounds, researchers pinpoint why people find screams—and emergency vehicle sirens—frightening.

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image: Oxytocin Trains Mouse Mom Hearing

Oxytocin Trains Mouse Mom Hearing

By Jenny Rood | April 16, 2015

The hormone activates neurons that trigger female mice to respond to the distress calls of lost pups.


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Rat Race

By Molly Sharlach | January 1, 2015

Neuroscientist Anthony Zador explains why he uses rats to understand auditory attention in the brain.


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Imaging the Canine Brain

By Abby Olena | February 20, 2014

Researchers use comparative neuroimaging to study the dog’s auditory cortex.


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Not Seeing Is Hearing?

By Abby Olena | February 7, 2014

Hearing improves in mice deprived of visual stimulus for a week, according to a study.


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What the Brain Hears

By Edyta Zielinska | February 1, 2012

By recording nerve impulses in sound-processing regions of the brain, researchers can recreate the words people think.


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