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Media > Music Reduces Pain – Even in Newborns
June 21st, 2019

standard Music Reduces Pain – Even in Newborns

A two-day-old is apparently not too young to benefit from listening to the Moonlight Sonata.

Media > Empathy May Change How You Listen To Music
June 14th, 2019

standard Empathy May Change How You Listen To Music

The brains of people with higher empathy process music differently compared to their less empathetic peers. A study conducted by researchers at Southern Methodist University, Dallas and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has found that compared to people with [...] more >>

Media > Over 30? Survey Says You May Suffer From ‘Musical Paralysis’
June 12th, 2019

standard Over 30? Survey Says You May Suffer From ‘Musical Paralysis’

Radio programmers who work in country and other adult-leaning formats might well be heartened by a new study from an online company that suggests listeners over the age of 30 have little time for music discovery.

Media > Why Do We Love Music? A Recent Study Shows That It Literally Feels Like A Friend
June 5th, 2019

standard Why Do We Love Music? A Recent Study Shows That It Literally Feels Like A Friend

Ever wonder why driving home late at night as a newly-licensed teenager, radio blasting to its upper limits, felt better than whatever it was you were driving home from? The reason why we love music so much can feel too [...] more >>

Media > Sounds like a healthy retail atmospheric strategy: Effects of ambient music and background noise on food sales
May 29th, 2019

standard Sounds like a healthy retail atmospheric strategy: Effects of ambient music and background noise on food sales

Retail atmospherics is becoming an increasingly important strategic tool for stores and restaurants.

Media > How music lessons can improve language skills
May 15th, 2019

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Study links piano education with better word discrimination by kindergartners.

Media > Musicians are Better Multitaskers
May 10th, 2019

standard Musicians are Better Multitaskers

New research from Canada finds trained musicians more efficiently switch from one mental task to another.

Media > Loud music at restaurants could be leading you to order burgers over salads, study says
May 8th, 2019

standard 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 [...] more >>