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One of the most well known neuroaudiologist researcher is Nina Kraus, PhD. Dr. Kraus recently address a conference in Berlin, Germany about auditory processing and the brain. Please take a listen to her presentation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYw17xCTPTI&feature=em-subs_digest

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Facebook. Why is it so popular?  My husband dislikes social media. He uses it but begrudgingly. I use it to relax, believe it or not. Now research from UCLA neuroscientists explains why Facebook is such a popular diversion for people like me who want to take a break.  Seems that the brain turns on and off during dreams and rest

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Are You Happy? Your dog can tell. We all think our dogs know our moods. At least I know two of mine did because when I was sad or sick, they would stay by my side until I was better. The other 3 didn’t care or didn’t know. There has been no scientific evidence confirming this until now.  Researchers in

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What is the Best Musical Instrument for People with Hearing Loss? THE CLARINET I just read a fascinating article by Marshall Chasin, AuD, who is the guru of musical knowledge in the Audiology community. He was explaining in an article for Hearing Review why the clarinet is by far the best to play. To me, it makes sense that when

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An article by Vivian Giang about smiling and brain changes is very revealing. New research shows that smiling is beneficial to your career and well-being. Even better, your smile doesn’t have to be real to get the same results. So fake it! Penn State University found that people who smile appear to be more likeable, courteous and even competent. Smiling

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The orthopedist I saw yesterday is pretty sure I have torn my medial meniscus, an injury that will require surgery. I sat on the stairs of my house trying to remember the name of the orthopedic physician I saw 17 years ago who repaired my torn lateral meniscus. I could see his face; I could hear his voice; but I’ll

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Music is the Food of our Brains According to a recent announcement from the University of Helsinki, Finland, listening to classical music enhances the activity of genes responsible for brain functions, including dopamine secretion and transport, synaptic neurotransmission, learning, and memory. Evidently, listening to music represents a complex cognitive function of the human brain, which is known to induce several

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Many of my friends cannot talk coherently in the morning until they have that first cup of coffee. There are so many stories pointing out the problems with coffee and caffeine. Some studies are pro-coffee and some are negative towards coffee. Well here’s a great one study. Forget Blueberries and Red Wine. Coffee has way more antioxidants than any other

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  I had never heard of the term “helicopter parenting” before. I guess it refers to parents who constantly hover over their children. Not good. However, helicopter parenting is GOOD for your pets.  In an online survey of more than 1000 pet owners nationwide, it was found, “Those who expressed the greatest affection for their pets were also the most

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Science. First the studies say one thing and next day they contradict themselves. So here is the headline….”Tired Science Says Don’t Just Take a Nap or Drink Coffee…Do Both,” by MacLean Fitzgerald and published in Brain Foods on January 15, 2015. Huh??? Scientists have found that a  “coffee nap, “which means drinking coffee and immediately follow with as short nap

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