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Media > Heard it through the grapevine: can music really change the taste of wine?
November 8th, 2017

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The woman behind the world’s first ‘oenesthetic’ wine and sound bar believes there’s more to ‘sonic seasoning’ than hype

Media > Time for changes
November 1st, 2017

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The concert-going experience is the same as it was over a century ago – it’s time to make some changes. David Taylor shares five suggestions.

Media > Music and Learning American Cafe
October 25th, 2017

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How does music education help kids in all walks of life?

Media > Hugo Chávez, Alí Primera, and the politics of popular music in Venezuela
October 20th, 2017

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In February 1992, a Venezuelan colonel called Hugo Chávez, together with other officers from a movement that had formed within the military, led an unsuccessful coup attempt against the country’s deeply unpopular government. Two years later, on the day he [...] more >>

Media > 3 Reasons Why Brain Research Should Guide Arts Scheduling in Schools
October 18th, 2017

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There have been more studies of the brain completed in the past twenty years than perhaps the past 200 years combined. We all have more access to knowledge about how humans learn that we have ever had before. These brain [...] more >>

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 > Beginning with Silence - Finding “Presence” in Music Class
September 20th, 2017

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Finding “Presence” in Music Class

What might happen if we all took 30 seconds each day to be silent, listen, appreciate, and celebrate the present moment?

Media > Seeing Sound – The Effect of Music on Your Mind
September 8th, 2017

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IN AN UNPRETENTIOUS medical clinic in downtown Toronto, there’s a man who can literally see inside the human brain. His name is Mark Doidge, and using a clinical electroencephalogram (commonly known as an EEG) he can create what he calls [...] more >>