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Loud music at restaurants could be leading you to order burgers over salads, study says
Noisy restaurants are a source of perennial complaints, but it’s not just diners’ ears that are affected — it’s their waistlines, too. A new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science has found that if ambient
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How To Hit The Right Note When Introducing Music To Your Kids
Have you heard that listening to music can benefit your baby in a number of ways? Do you relish the idea of sharing your love of music with the newest love in your life?
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Pregnancy temporarily lowers a woman’s voice – new study
Whether we are aware of it or not, our voices say a lot about us. Relying on only the average pitch of a person’s voice, we can instantly tell if they are a child or adult, a man or woman.
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How Music Can Fight Prejudice
New research from Portugal finds youngsters feel more positively toward members of an ethnic minority if they have learned songs from their culture.
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Music Makes Surgery Less Scary and Painful, and There’s 30 Years of Research to Back That Up
Music may soothe the savage beast. But a new study published this month in the British Journal of Surgery makes the case that it’s also plenty good at relieving surgery patients’ anxiety and pain, too.
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Beethoven’s 200-Year-Old ‘Fidelio’ Enters Today’s Prisons
Few opera choruses are as moving as the one a group of prisoners sings in Act I of Beethoven’s “Fidelio.” Released temporarily from their cells, the inmates almost whisper a hymnlike paean to liberty: “Oh, what a joy to breathe
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Crossing Divides: Thai orchestra fights bloodshed with music
The 14-year conflict between Muslim insurgents and authorities in Thailand’s three southernmost provinces has claimed more than 7,000 lives. But can music help bridge the sectarian divide?
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New study aims to improve quality of life for seniors with music
Researchers from Germany and Switzerland have teamed up to investigate the effects of music on the brains of elderly people. DW talked to the research leader about the challenges and possible outcomes of the study.
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