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Why We Like Certain Music: The Brain And Musical Preference
Most classical music lovers can rattle off at least a few different reasons why they love the genre that spans many centuries of Western music. They might list objective reasons like its musical sophistication as compared with the usual pop
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Blow to 10,000-hour rule as study finds practice doesn’t always make perfect
Research of violinists undermines popular idea as average players practise more than best ones
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New Research Suggests That Those Who Study Music Excel In Science
Is science creative or is it rigid, black and white? The answer to that question varies based on the individual’s exposure to science.
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5 Statistics that Prove Why Music Education is so Important
When a school district is faced with a budget issue, music programs are often among the first cut. It’s a problem that districts around the country have faced for years now despite several studies that show the benefits of music
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Does Listening to Music Stimulate Creative Thinking, or Stifle It?
Listening to music while you work “significantly impairs” creativity. That was the conclusion of a study published earlier this year in the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology that examined the effect of different types of background music on creative problem solving.
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Music ‘calms nerves before surgery’ as well as sedative
Listening to the “world’s most relaxing song” before an operation could be just as good at calming patients’ nerves as medication, US researchers say.
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21st century music education could keep disengaged young people in school, research says
A new four-year research project, by Birmingham City University and national music charity Youth Music, has highlighted the importance of music education for young people at risk of educational exclusion.
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Human brains have evolved to ‘prefer’ music and speech
What makes humans so different from other primates? Though our brains are similar, it seems that they react differently to various stimuli. New evidence suggests that human brains “listen” for musical pitch, a preference that scientists have not detected in
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