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Media > How music benefits children
December 6th, 2017

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Popular ideas, such as the “Mozart effect” – the idea that listening to classical music improves intelligence – has encouraged the belief that “music makes you smarter”.

Media > Older people are just as good at judging music as younger adults
November 29th, 2017

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It may feel as if many of our mental abilities decline with age, but here’s one that sticks – our ability to sense when music sounds wrong.

Media > Stop obsessing over talent—everyone can sing
November 17th, 2017

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A Hungarian film titled “Sing” recently won the Oscar for best short film. “Sing” tells the story of young Zsófi, who joins a renowned children’s choir at her elementary school where “everyone is welcome.”

Media > Why Do People Have Different Tastes In Music?
October 27th, 2017

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Why do we have different tastes in music? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.

Media > Was The First Song A Lullaby?
October 13th, 2017

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Two Harvard University researchers put forward an intriguing hypothesis.

Media > The Neuroscience Of Music, Behavior, And Staying Sane In The Age Of Twitter
October 11th, 2017

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Neuroscientist and author of This Is Your Brain On Music Daniel Levitin talks about information overload.

Media > Listening to music can improve unconscious attitudes towards other cultures
October 6th, 2017

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Listening to five minutes of West African or Indian pop music can give the listener more positive attitudes towards those cultures, research from the Universities of Oxford and Exeter has found.

Media > The Secret Of Removing The Song Stuck In Your Head
October 4th, 2017

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You’re minding your own business, doing what you normally do as you get ready for work. While you’re in the car, you hear a song that catches your ear, and the next thing you know a line or two from [...] more >>