Dogs And Humans Process Speech In Remarkably Similar Ways

In what will come as a surprise to virtually nobody, a new brain study shows that dogs don't just respond to our words, they also respond to how we say them. It's a finding that suggests dogs evolved their keen listening skills as a result of domestication. » 11/26/14 9:40am 11/26/14 9:40am

There's a big difference between hearing and listening. Do you know…

What is the difference between hearing and listening? According to auditory neuroscientist Seth S. Horowitz, the answer is attention. Hearing, he explains in a recent NY Times op-ed, is a passive action, an ever-engaged sense that is capable of not just perceiving, but triggering a reaction to, outside stimuli several… » 11/15/12 7:05am 11/15/12 7:05am

Our minds won't allow us to hear unexpected sounds

Our brains pay less attention to aspects of the world that appear to remain the same. We need this mental relief to experience life without being overwhelmed, but it can keep us from noticing when patterns change. » 11/22/10 2:09pm 11/22/10 2:09pm