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People who use cochlear implants for profound hearing loss do respond to certain aspects of music, contrary to common beliefs and limited scientific research, says a research team. The scientists say exposure to the beat in music, such as drums, can improve the emotional and social quality-of-life of cochlear implant users and may even help improve their understanding and use of spoken language.
A rise in wearables reflects an interest by designers and engineers to tread in self-help, fitness territory—smart watches to measure heart rates, medallions strapped to chests, biometric shirts. Now research from a University of Maryland researcher and Microsoft Research team has come up with a wearable concept that could aid in interpreting emotions. They are exploring the potential of wearable "affective technology" that may help people reflect on their own emotional state, modify their affect, and interpret the emotional states of others. The form factor is a scarf, and it is designed to respond to signals gathered from sensors via Bluetooth. People with impairments, for instance, may not receive important visual or verbal cues of others' emotions. The researchers identified six actuations to provide a multimodal language for conveying emotion – heat, cooling, music, weights, vibration, and lighting. The device can react to various emotions. They focused on basic emotions: stressed, sad, calm, happy, and excited.
A correlation between climate and the evolution of language has been uncovered by researchers. To find a relationship between the climate and the evolution of language, one needs to discover an association between the environment and vocal sounds that is consistent throughout the world and present in different languages. And that is precisely what a group of researchers has done.
People have a distinctive way of talking to babies and small children: We speak more slowly, using a sing-song voice, and tend to use cutesy words like "tummy". While we might be inclined to think that we talk this way because it is easier for children to understand, new research suggests that, surprisingly, mothers may actually speak less clearly to their infants than they do to adults.
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The sound of a bag of potato chips being torn open cuts through a darkened movie theater. The noise, in an otherwise silent space, pinpoints for all moviegoers exactly where the chips are being devoured. According to a new Tel Aviv University study, bats operate in a similar fashion.
Jaguar Land Rover is developing a range of new technologies that would use colours, sounds and touch inside the car to alert drivers to potential hazards and prevent accidents involving bicycles and motorbikes.
Apple has purchased the startup Semetric, gaining music analytics and other valuable data gathered by the British company.
Shazam has closed a $30 million round of funding that values the music app at more than $1 billion.
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) The sound of a bag of potato chips being torn open cuts through a darkened movie theater. The noise, in an otherwise silent space, pinpoints for all moviegoers exactly where the chips are being devoured. According to a new Tel Aviv University study, bats operate in a similar fashion. The research demonstrates how an animal gains from working in a group, and it could even provide insight into operating swarms of drones in a collective search mission.
Israeli police arrested a man Wednesday suspected of hacking into computers and stealing songs of international pop stars, including Madonna, before leaking them online, police said.
It sounds like the plot from a science fiction film: A scientist takes a kidney from a human fetus, implants it in a rat and allows the organ to grow. But researchers in a new study have done exactly that, in the hopes that someday human organs grown in a
A weak electric 'noise' can improve balance and motor skills in patients with Parkinson's disease, researchers have demonstrated. In cooperation with NASA, the research team has now developed a portable prototype that will be used in long-term studies of Parkinson's patients in their home environment.
(Phys.org)—Neurons might not be able to send signals as fast as electrons in wires or photons in fiber, but what if they can communicate using miniature sonic booms? That would be quite a revolutionary discovery. A group of mechanical engineers at Boston University have recently found that two-dimensional shock waves reminiscent of propagating spikes in nerves can be induced in monolayer lipid membranes. Their fascinating results, which have been sitting on the Arxiv server since November, have just been approved for publication in an upcoming issue of Physical Review E.
(University of Missouri-Columbia) When individuals wear their hearing aids for the first time, they are flooded with sounds they have not heard in months or years. Ambient noises can be painful, irritating and difficult to ignore, causing some individuals to stop using their hearing aids right away. A University of Missouri researcher has developed an intervention that helps older adults gradually increase their hearing-aid use and satisfaction with the devices.
An earthquake with a magnitude 3.7 struck about five miles northeast of Borrego Springs at 5:23 a.m., according to preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey. People in north Indio and La Quinta reported hearing it before feeling a small shaking.
One Old Town woman said she climbed into her loft to check that the boiler hadn't burst after hearing the noise at just before 6.30am and others called the Adver offices to ask what had happened. Wiltshire Police said they received three calls at a similar time asking about the noise but nothing suspicious was being investigated.
As the lights dim, a low rumble can be heard advancing from the front of the theater to the back as the powerful bass speakers kick on. Theaters tune their sound systems to be physically felt by theatergoers to draw them into the experience, but for individuals with hearing loss this can be more alienating than inclusive.
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Drugs likes ecstasy that people take at music festivals may leave a mark on the local waterways.