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Understanding speech through the skin

Understanding speech through the skin

A recent study by researchers at the University of Columbia in the UK found that skin can help in communication, just as the eyes help in understanding what others are talking about.

According to the researchers, this is due to the tactile cues that can be felt through the skin, such as airflows produced by sounds. According to those responsible for the study, sounds like "pa" and "ta" produce small, inaudible air gusts that allow tactile information in the same way as visual information.

The study was done with 22 people and the researchers have realized that when there are air gusts simultaneously with pronunciation, sounds like "ba" and "da" can be mistaken for "pa" and "ta." Researchers say this finding may be useful for future audio developments for the hearing impaired.

Further studies will be carried out to find out more information, but researchers already signal a breakthrough.


Prepare your room to sleep much better

Prepare your room to sleep much better

What was once a supposition of medicine became a certainty in the last decades: who able to sleep with depth has great chances of living more and better. In addition to resting the mind and body, sleeping well removes stress, regulates blood pressure, controls weight and keeps away the danger of cardiovascular disease.

(Well-being)

Anti-inflammatory medicines may ease symptoms of depression

Anti-inflammatory medicines may ease symptoms of depression

Anti-inflammatory drugs, similar to those used for treatment of conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis - both chronic diseases - may also help in the treatment of depression. Researchers at the Department of Psychiatry have analyzed data from 20 clinical trials involving the use of anti-cytokine drugs to treat a variety of autoimmune inflammatory diseases, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge, UK.

(Well-being)