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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Why taking up an instrument has struck a chord for so many
Growing up in foster homes, Jaz Ampaw-Farr says learning a musical instrument seemed out of reach for someone from her background.
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The Brain Is a Prediction Machine, and Music Reveals How It Works
Life is not only lived forwards – it is also experienced a little ahead of time, and now there is empirical evidence for the claim. AIAS Fellow Niels Chr. Hansen and collaborators have used music to understand the brain’s expectation
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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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