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A new study investigating how the brain combines sound and vision suggests that there is no one mechanism governing the degree to which our senses work together to process information. ... More>
Whether it’s trying to converse in a noisy ballroom or just coping with a hearing impairment, everyone relies on contextual cues and relevant memories to make sense of what they have trouble hearing. This complex listening process is at the center of a new field of research called cognitive hearing science. ... More>
Much like bats and marine mammals, humans show a remarkable ability to navigate their surroundings by bouncing sound waves off objects, psychological science reveals. This human echolocation, says researcher Lore Thaler, is spurring new insights into neuroplasticity. ... More>
C. Randy Gallistel begins his 1-year term as President of APS’s Board of Directors, while Susan Goldin-Meadow becomes President-Elect. Nancy Eisenberg is Immediate Past President. Dorthe Berntsen and Cindy M. Yee-Bradbury join the Board and will serve through 2018. ... More>