research

331 Posts
Why We Listen to Music With Lyrics We Don’t Understand
A musicologist and music therapist-in-training explain why the language of song lyrics doesn’t always matter.
Read more
Music can help lift our kids out of the literacy rut, but schools in some states are still missing out
The 2005 National Review of School Music Education found many Australian students missed out on music education, with massive disparities between states. In 2020, our research for the Tony Foundation found the same issues, despite the fact that the Australian
Read more
I feel the music in my bones: A new study shows how sound can rebuild bones
Scientists hope that, by more easily using stem cells to regenerate bone tissue, they can help patients in new ways
Read more
Music offers many benefits to dogs and cats
Music isn’t just for us! Research shows that certain melodies can have a profoundly calming effect on our animal companions.
Read more
Musical Ear Syndrome: When The Brain Creates Music From Nothing
Hearing phantom music may seem more like a gift than a disorder, but there is a clinical name for it: Musical Ear Syndrome.
Read more
Recorder set to be eclipsed by soaring popularity of ukulele in school music classes
A survey of music teachers teaching whole class ensembles found that 15 per cent used the ukulele in 2020 – a fifteen-fold increase from the 1 per cent recorded in 2014
Read more
How music can help kids learn literacy skills
From hearing lullabies to the sing-song lilt of a parent’s voice, babies form strong connections with their caregivers through sound and song. Think about the way we instinctively bounce or rock fussy babies.
Read more
Repeated listening to favorite music induces beneficial brain plasticity in Alzheimer’s patients
Researchers at the University of Toronto (U of T) and Unity Health Toronto have demonstrated that repeated listening to personally meaningful music induces beneficial brain plasticity in patients with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s disease.
Read more