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Research finds music training 'tunes' human auditory system

...old structure from an evolutionary standpoint, the brainstem once was thought to only play a passive role in au...methods to measure and graph the accuracy of their brainstem ability to track the three differently pitched "mi" sounds. "Even with their attention focused o...

A potential biological cause for sudden infant death syndrome

...en's Hospital Boston document abnormalities in the brainstem ?a part of the brain that regulates breathing, blo...to protect infants who have abnormalities in their brainstem serotonin system. The brainstem serotonin system is thought to help coordinate breathing, blood ...

St. Jude finds clues to hearing loss from chemotherapy

...han 1,800 mice from 285 families using an auditory brainstem responses test. This test determines whether a particular mouse can respond to high frequencies by recording electrical activity from the hearing nerve and other parts of the brain in response to brief, high-frequency sounds. The team identified 17 f...

Brain-computer link lets paralyzed patients convert thoughts into actions

... This patient, who is unable to speak because of a brainstem stroke, can control a cursor with significantly greater stability than the first two. He can stop cursor movement at will, "click" on icons and type messages using assistive software. "We believe these advances could ultimately enable a paralyzed ...

How exactly does the brain control breathing?

...e nerve cells are located in a ventral area of the brainstem (the retrofacial region) and loaded with a transmi...re found close to the midline blood vessels of the brainstem allowing them to 'taste' the pH of the blood. His cells do not contain glutamate but a substance cal...

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