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How Music Strengthens the Brain
Music soothes, energizes and inspires. It also fortifies pathways in your brain that neurologists say can lead to a better understanding of cognition and dementia.
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The Sound of Silence: What Happens When Our Brains Imagine Music?
In a pair of new studies, researchers have shown how our brains continue to activate in response to music, even when listening to gaps between notes and when imagining music without sound.
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Dementia: Active music making helps thinking and memory
A new study from Pitt seeks to identify the benefits of active participation in music versus passive participation, that is, listening to music. It is a meta-analysis of 21 previous studies involving 1,472 individuals.
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The sound of music in veterinary medicine
Certain musical tones and melodies have proven to elicit calming responses in animals. Learn how music therapy can benefit your pets and patients.
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Machine learning helps retrace evolution of classical music
Researchers in EPFL’s Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab in the College of Humanities used an unsupervised machine learning model to ‘listen to’ and categorize more than 13,000 pieces of Western classical music, revealing how modes – such as major and
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Learning music really does make students smarter, new study shows
A music educator set out to bust the myth that music makes kids smarter but was stunned by his own findings.
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A fraction of a second is all you need to feel the music
Your brain does not necessarily perceive the sounds in music simultaneously as they are being played. New research sheds light on musicians’ implicit knowledge of sound and timing.
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The rhythm of change: What a drum-beat experiment reveals about cultural evolution
Living organisms aren’t the only things that evolve over time. Cultural practices change, too, and in recent years social scientists have taken a keen interest in understanding this cultural evolution. Much research has focused on psychological factors among individuals, like
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