People Trust Audio/Video Material With High Sound Quality
When watching or listening to news or information reports, a new study published in Science Communication finds audio quality plays an important role in whether the listener will believe the speaker and trust the source of the material. The study authors are Eryn Newman from UCLA and the Australian National University and Norbert Schwarz from […]
Have Researchers Debunked Idea of “Sixth Sense” ?
There are people who claim to have a sixth sense or extrasensory perception (ESP), the ability to acquire or “see” information about the future through means other than normal human senses. Researchers at the University of Melbourne have looked into the matter and say their findings help debunk the belief that a sixth sense actually […]
Moving to the Beat Could Improve Your Reading Skills
People who’ve got rhythm might have an edge when it comes to language and reading skills. A new study in “The Journal of Neuroscience” shows the brains of people who can move to a musical beat react to speech on a more consistent basis than those who don’t, a finding that implies musical training could […]
Lifelong Musicians Hear Better Than the Rest of Us
Lifelong musicians are less likely to experience age-related hearing problems than non-musicians, according to a new Canadian study. The National Institutes of Health says one-third of Americans between 65 and 74 has hearing problems, as do half of those who are 85 and older. Among the hearing problems many older people experience is difficulty understanding […]