Navigation Links
Making Sense of the World Through a Cochlear Implant

Scientists at University College London and Imperial College London have shown how the brain makes sense of speech in a noisy environment, such as a pub or in a crowd. // The research suggests that various regions of the brain work together to make sense of what it hears, but that when the speech is completely incomprehensible, the brain appears to give up trying.

The study was intended to simulate the everyday experience of people who rely on cochlear implants, a surgically-implanted electronic device that can help provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or who has severe hearing problems.

Using MRI scans of the brain, the researchers, funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council, identified the importance of one particular region, the angular gyrus, in decoding distorted sentences. The findings are published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

In an ordinary setting, where background noise is minimal and a person's speech is clear, it is mainly the left and right temporal lobes that are involved in interpreting speech. However, the researchers have found that when hearing is impaired by background noise, other regions of the brain are engaged, such as the angular gyrus, the area of the brain also responsible for verbal working memory – but only when the sentence is predictable.

'In a noisy environment, when we hear speech that appears to be predictable, it seems that more regions of the brain are engaged,' explains Dr Jonas Obleser, who did the research whilst based at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN), UCL. 'We believe this is because the brain stores the sentence in short-term memory. Here it juggles the different interpretations of what it has heard until the result fits in with the context of the conversation.'

The researchers hope that by understanding how the brain interprets distorted speech, they will be able to improve the experience of people with cochlea
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Hyderabad To Have Asia’s First Catheter Making Uni
2. Making Fortification Mandatory In Order To Reduce Birth Defects
3. Making operation and recovery time shorter
4. Making MRIs Safe for Patients With Implantable Heart Devices
5. Novel Study Unravels a New Dimension to Decision Making
6. Distinct Brain Sections Are Activated While Making Risky Decisions
7. Sexy Images and Lingerie Challenge A Man’s Decision Making Skill
8. Decision-Making Enabled By Neurons: Value Assigned To Available Choices.
9. Making Budhia run 65 km absolutely cruel,says Infosys chief
10. Making a mocktail of chemical cocktail in children’s blood
11. Antihistamine Proved Ineffective in Making Kids to Sleep
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Making Sense the World Through Cochlear Implant

(Date:6/2/2015)... MedPro Healthcare Staffing, the leading provider of temporary ... the worldwide release of the MedPro Top Jobs app, ... find best jobs that fit their needs. , According ... 10 job seekers report they’re likely to use a ... Top Jobs app gives its users 24/7 mobile access ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... Erbelli’s Gourmet Pizzeria, Italian Bistro & Pub recently ... pizzas and calzones, fresh wraps, submarine sandwiches, and Italian ... recipes are not—they have been satisfying the taste buds ... site is the menu, which is broken up into ... items. You can order directly from the website with ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... June 02, 2015 ANT Wireless, proven ... market entry of two new products implementing the ANT+ ... announce new wireless interoperability in their bike trainer products, ... cyclists. Tacx has implemented the FE-C device profile in ... well as its new indoor training software, while Kinomap ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... Claflin Medical Equipment , a Rhode Island ... RSI Equipment, Inc ., a New York ... With CME’s recent merger of Hospital Associates ... organizations which specialize in the procurement and delivery of ... forces, they now cover the entire country with three ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 ... packaging, sealers and sorbent systems, has announced the ... combat accidental ingestion of poisons by children, especially ... to ASTM D3475 standards and tested to CFR ... President/Technical Director Kevin Cullen. , Looks Like Candy, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:MedPro Healthcare Staffing Launches New MedPro Top Jobs App To Facilitate Job Search For Healthcare Professionals 2Health News:Erbelli’s of Bradenton Launches New Mobile-Friendly Website 2Health News:First ANT FE-C Enabled Fitness Products Enter Market 2Health News:First ANT FE-C Enabled Fitness Products Enter Market 3Health News:Claflin Medical Equipment (CME) Announces Acquisition of RSI Equipment, Inc. 2Health News:IMPAK Introduces Child Resistant Zip Pouches & Bags 2
... HARRISBURG, Pa., June 19 Governor Edward G.,Rendell said ... Your,Future planning kits since March, when Pennsylvania launched its ... in planning their own,long-term care needs., The federal ... the rate seen by any of the 16 states ...
... Parents Vital Information on Kids at,Risk, NEW ... trusted online source in child and adolescent mental ... Study Center (CSC) has,translated its Web site into ... about children,s psychiatric and learning,disorders., "Only one ...
... But outside their game, they see pretty much like everyone ... Tennis players are often faster and more accurate at spotting ... spotting a cat running across the road while they are ... reported in a recent issue of PLoS ONE , ...
... Tenn., June 19 Brookdale Senior,Living Inc. (NYSE: ... regarding the Company at the 2008 Jefferies Healthcare,Conference in ... beginning at,1:00 p.m. (ET)., The presentation is being ... section of the Company,s website at, http://www.brookdaleliving.com . A ...
... and at Target.com, MINNEAPOLIS, June 19 Target(R) ... certified natural and organic skin care products,developed exclusively for ... body and skin care products developed to address,diverse skin ... "SheaMoisture is more than a new line of ...
... Information, CHICAGO, June 19 With 76 ... years, the need to find quality senior care ... many adult children. Caregiverlist.com,the nation,s online destination dedicated ... helping seniors and their loved ones define,care needs ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Governor Rendell Announces Record Response to Pennsylvania's 'Own Your Future' Long-Term Care Planning Effort 2Health News:Premier Web Site on Child and Teen Mental Health Now in Spanish 2Health News:Tennis Players Ace Perception of Speed, Motion 2Health News:Target Debuts Organic Skin Care Line Uniquely Developed from African and Asian Natural Remedies 2Health News:Caregiverlist.com Helps Families Find Quality Senior Care 2
(Date:6/2/2015)... -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zkkg9q/blood_processing ) has announced the ... Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. ... Canada , Japan , ... Latin America , and Rest of World. ... through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... , June 02, 2015 Research and ... of the "Laboratory Centrifuges - Global Strategic ... Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for ... historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market ... secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... The Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery (CSVS) today ... procedures that are commonly ordered but not always ... Wisely Canada.  The list identifies five (5) targeted, ... and physicians about what care is really necessary. ... list identified the following five (5) recommendations: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Blood Processing Supplies and Equipment Market - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020 2Blood Processing Supplies and Equipment Market - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020 3Laboratory Centrifuges - Global Strategic Business Report 2014-2020: Developed Markets Slowdown, While Emerging Markets Surge 2As part of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery releases list of commonly used tests and treatments to question 2As part of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery releases list of commonly used tests and treatments to question 3As part of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery releases list of commonly used tests and treatments to question 4
... Finntip Filters are ideal ... amplification methods, or for ... contamination might occur. They ... DNA/RNA solutions, infectious materials, ...
1000 L, Racked, Pre-sterilized, 100 tips/rack Recommended for 500 and 1000 L pipettes....
... are ideal for PCR and ... any work where aerosol contamination ... for pipetting DNA/RNA solutions, infectious ... For applications requiring absolute sterility, ...
... are ideal for PCR and ... any work where aerosol contamination ... for pipetting DNA/RNA solutions, infectious ... For applications requiring absolute sterility, ...
Medicine Products: