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