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Research Alert: Brain Stimulation and Aphasia
This new aphasia research is personalization at its best. Rather than treat ...
Aphasia.org - Fri. Dec 15
Protein Daple coordinates single-cell and organ-wide directionality in the inn...
Humans inherited the capacity to hear sounds thanks to structures that evolved millions of years ago. Sensory hair cells in the inner ear have the amazing ability to convert sound waves into electrical signals and transmit them to the brain for processing. To do so, each individual hair cell must develop a motion sensor in the form of a brush of protrusions, or hair bundle, that is precisely organized and shows directionality, like the magnetized needle of ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 13
A Toddler's Screen Time Tied to Speech Delay
Letting a baby or toddler use a smartphone or tablet may lead to delays in talking, a new study suggests. Handheld devices are everywhere these days, said principal investigator Dr. Catherine Birken, a staff pediatrician and scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. While new pediatric guidelines suggest limiting screen time for babies and toddlers, we believe that the use of smartphones and tablets with young children has become quite common ...
Healthday - Sat. Dec 9
Communication Problems Not at Root of Tantrums in Kids With Autism
Children with autism spectrum disorders probably aren t throwing more tantrums because of a lack of ability to communicate, new research suggests. Speech and language problems are common in autism. Many children with autism aren t able to speak clearly. Some can t speak at all. But in this study, the researchers found that children with autism who have clear speech and a high ability to communicate have just as many outbursts as those who don t. There is a ...
Healthday - Sat. Dec 9
Think Before You Drink
With the traditional flood of holiday parties and festivities approaching, chances to drink excessively increase. So, what to do Start by taking a closer look, now, at your drinking habits, one mental health expert suggests. The holidays generate both positive and negative emotions, and drinking is one of the methods that people often use to cope, said Dr. Karen Miotto, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles. Overwh ...
Healthday - Sat. Dec 9
Everyone's Aphasia is Unique
Everyone 8217 s aphasia is unique because every human is unique. Damage from stroke ...
Aphasia.org - Sat. Dec 9
Cooking and Speech Therapy
Every holiday celebration contains good food, so we love this idea of ...
Aphasia.org - Sat. Dec 9
Disorders of the voice can affect a politician's success
WASHINGTON, D.C. December 6, 2017 -- The acoustics of a political speech delivery are known to be a powerful influencer of voter preferences, perhaps giving some credence to the saying, It s not what you say, but how you say it. Vocal disorders change the qualities of a person s speech, and voice scientists Rosario Signorello and Didier Demolin at the Universit 233 Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris have found that this alters politicians perceived charisma and list ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Is there a musical method for interpreting speech?
WASHINGTON, D.C. December 7, 2017 -- Cochlear implants have been a common method of correcting sensorineural hearing loss for individuals with damage to their brain, inner ear, or auditory nerves. The implanted devices use an electrode array that is inserted into the cochlea and assists in stimulating auditory nerve fibers. However, the speech patterns heard with the use of a cochlear implant are often spectrally degraded and can be difficult to understand ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Is age-related hearing loss associated with increased risk for cognitive decli...
Bottom Line Age-related hearing loss may be a risk factor for cognitive decline, impairment and dementia. Why The Research Is Interesting Age-related hearing loss is common. Research about a link between age-related hearing loss and cognitive decline and dementia has been inconsistent. Understanding any possible association between hearing loss and cognitive decline could help with strategies to prevent cognitive decline and dementia with use of hearing as ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Scientists identify first brain cells that respond to sound
Some expectant parents play classical music for their unborn babies, hoping to boost their children s cognitive capacity. While some research supports a link between prenatal sound exposure and improved brain function, scientists had not identified any structures responsible for this link in the developing brain. A new study by University of Maryland School of Medicine UMSOM scientists, along with colleagues from the University of Maryland College Park, is ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Aphasia and Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving. It can be a relaxing holiday full of friends and family, ...
Aphasia.org - Sat. Dec 2