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Media > Pregnancy temporarily lowers a woman’s voice – new study
April 19th, 2019

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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. [...] more >>

Media > Choir Singing – Your Health Is Winning
April 17th, 2019

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Humans are incredibly social creatures. We crave connection to other people. While technology has made us feel more connected we are, in fact, less in touch with one another than ever before. As far as our brains are concerned there [...] more >>

Media > How Music Can Fight Prejudice
April 12th, 2019

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New research from Portugal finds youngsters feel more positively toward members of an ethnic minority if they have learned songs from their culture.

Media > Music Makes Surgery Less Scary and Painful, and There’s 30 Years of Research to Back That Up
April 10th, 2019

standard 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.

Media > Sharks love jazz but are stumped by classical, say scientists
April 5th, 2019

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A study at Macquarie University in Sydney found that sharks could recognise jazz – if there was food on offer

Media > Making Music Builds a More Efficient Brain
April 3rd, 2019

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There’s new evidence that the brains of musicians and bilinguals require less effort to perform cognitive tasks.

Media > How music helps the heart find its beat
March 27th, 2019

standard How music helps the heart find its beat

“Music can pierce the heart directly; it needs no mediation,” wrote scientist Oliver Sacks. Medical research lends credibility to his observation, as classical music is known to lower heart rate and blood pressure. However, a new study shows that a [...] more >>

Media > Classical composers unfairly tainted by STD rumours, book claims
March 20th, 2019

standard Classical composers unfairly tainted by STD rumours, book claims

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Author looks at 70 composers from Beethoven to Britten, also dismissing alcoholism claims