News Stories relating to "noise"
Monday, January 14, 2013
We live in an increasingly noisy world
, and a new study says that background noise (which we don't always notice) plays a major role in our unconscious learning and psychological health. The plane roaring overhead, our neighbor's TV set, the...
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Sound engineers are trying to figure out how people can focus in a single speaker while tuning out other talkers
in a t crowded, noisy room. This is known as the "cocktail party effect."
"Watching" the brain in action with fMRI...
Friday, March 16, 2012
Why did ancient peoples, without modern construction equipment, struggle so hard to build huge monuments? These monumental structures are found all over the world, from Easter Island to the pyramids of Egypt. Recent research suggests that they all have a common characteristic: they may have been specially designed to conduct and...
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Why do we like the kinds of music we do? It could have to do with our brains (as well as the shape of our ears). We all love the sights