Latest News

Musical memory deficits start in auditory cortex

Congenital amusia is a disorder characterized by impaired musical skills, which can extend to an inability to recognize very familiar tunes. The neural bases of this deficit are now being deciphered. According to a new study amusics exhibit altered processing of musical information in two regions of the brain: the auditory cortex and the frontal cortex, particularly in the right cerebral hemisphere. These alterations seem to be linked to anatomical anomalies in these same cortices.
View full story

Post your comment.


  • Gene variants involved in stress responses affect 'post-concussive' symptoms

  • Tracing a path toward neuronal cell death

  • Income-based school assignment policy influences diversity, achievement

  • Low sugar diet makes foods taste sweeter but does not change preferred level of sweetness

  • Reduced blood flow seen in brain after clinical recovery of acute concussion

  • Newly evolved, uniquely human gene variants protect older adults from cognitive decline

  • Parental absence affects brain development in children

  • Aspirin targets key protein in neurodegenerative diseases

  • Could fish have consciousness? 'Emotional fever' experiment suggests they might

  • Threats against children during the separation process for women in abusive relationships