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New sound isolation research could help those with ADHD

It’s not a major medical problem but it is one the brain deals with often – how to isolate the sound of one voice in a crowded room for conversation.

The journal Neuron tackles what doctors call the cocktail party problem and it all hinges on brain waves changing shape to track sound patterns from the person of interest.

Researchers believe the findings may help them focus communication abilities for people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder by quieting distracting noises they often experience.

And they say it may enhance age-related hearing loss as well.


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  • EllyB

    This is very interesting! I am just starting out with my 5 year old and using neurofeedback called playattention and am already seeing great results! http://www.playattention.com. The program teaches him to focus and be calm through his own brain waves. This is great news to me.


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