The power of sound for brain health

We ask a lot of our brains and they comply, carrying out petaflops of computations per second. A substantial amount of this processing power is devoted to sound processing — a process that is therefore vulnerable, but also repairable.

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Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the National Science Foundation (BCS-1430400), the National Institutes of Health (F31-DC014221-01), the Dana Foundation, the National Association of Music Merchants, and the Hugh Knowles Center for support.

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N.K. is a shareholder in Synaural Inc., a company working to develop a user-friendly measure of auditory processing. T.N. declares no competing interests.

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Kraus, N., Nicol, T. The power of sound for brain health. Nat Hum Behav 1, 700–702 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-017-0201-7

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