Research report 2020 - Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
Better hearing through brain stimulation
Henry, Molly J.; Cabral-Calderin, Yuranny
Max-Planck-Forschungsgruppe „Neural and Environmental Rhythms“
SummaryThe activities of human brain cells have certain rhythms. These brain rhythms synchronise with the rhythms of sounds we hear, including spoken language. The more successfully our brain and our surroundings are synchronised, the better we understand what we hear. New brain stimulation techniques have the potential to increase synchrony and thus hearing if the stimulation can be precisely targeted to the brain. We looked at whether such an alignment is possible in terms of stability of brain rhythms from day to day.