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Non-Invasive Nerve Stimulation, through Earbud Device, Found to Improve Learning of Foreign Language Sounds

New research by neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh and University of California San Francisco (UCSF) has found that a simple, earbud-like device developed at UCSF that “imperceptibly stimulates a key nerve leading to the brain could significantly improve the wearer’s ability to learn the sounds of a new language”. According to the researchers, this device could have many…

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Use of electrical stimulation of the vagal nerve shows promise in treating tinnitus

ANTWERP, BELGIUM—Vagal nerve stimulation, which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating partial-onset epilepsy and treatment-resistant depression, has shown promise as part of a treatment for alleviating the symptoms of tinnitus. Writing in the November 20 issue of the online journal Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, the researchers report that…

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