Hearing Things? It May Be Your Coffee Buzz

If you’re stressed out and hopped up on caffeine — and who isn’t these days — you might be prone to hallucinating, namely hearing snatches of the tune “White Christmas” in white noise, according to a recent study by …

How Fear Changes What We Hear

How does fear alter memory? A new study reveals that it can literally change our perception, a process that may help researchers better understand post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), other anxiety disorders and possibly …

Can You Multitask? It’ll Get Tougher With Age

As I write this, I am listening to KCRW streaming radio, eavesdropping on my deskmate’s phone interview, keeping an eye on breaking news and chatting with my editor on Instant Messenger. That’s a pretty typical moment in my …

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