Is it a sound of music...or of speech? Scientists uncover how our brains try to tell the difference
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Music and speech are among the most frequent types of sounds we hear. But how do we identify what we think are differences between the two? An international team of researchers mapped out this process through a series of experiments -- yielding insights that offer a potential means to optimize therapeutic programs that use music to regain the ability to speak in addressing aphasia ..read more
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Singing researchers find cross-cultural patterns in music and language
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1M ago
Are acoustic features of music and spoken language shared across cultures? Researchers recorded themselves performing traditional music and speaking in their native language. In all 50+ languages, the rhythms of songs and instrumental melodies were slower than those of speech, while the pitches were higher and more stable ..read more
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Body mapping links our responses to music with their degree of uncertainty and surprise
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2M ago
Music holds an important place in human culture, and we've all felt the swell of emotion that music can inspire unlike almost anything else. But what is it exactly about music that can bring on such intense sensations in our minds and bodies? A new study has insight from studies that systematically examine the way perception of unique musical chords elicits specific bodily sensations and emotions ..read more
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Your brain in the zone: A new neuroimaging study reveals how the brain achieves a creative flow state
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4M ago
A new neuroimaging study reveals how the brain gets to the creative flow state ..read more
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Live music emotionally moves us more than streamed music
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4M ago
How does listening to live music affect the emotional center of our brain? A study has found that live performances trigger a stronger emotional response than listening to music from a device. Concerts connect performers with their audience, which may also have to with evolutionary factors ..read more
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Pythagoras was wrong: there are no universal musical harmonies, new study finds
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4M ago
The tone and tuning of musical instruments has the power to manipulate our appreciation of harmony, new research shows. The findings challenge centuries of Western music theory and encourage greater experimentation with instruments from different cultures ..read more
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Music may bring health benefits for older adults, poll suggests
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4M ago
Three-quarters of people age 50 to 80 say music helps them relieve stress or relax and 65% say it helps their mental health or mood, according to a recent poll. Meanwhile, 60% say they get energized or motivated by music. Virtually all (98%) said they benefit in at least one health-related way from engaging with music ..read more
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Music causes similar emotions and bodily sensations across cultures
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5M ago
A new study has shown that music evokes similar emotions and bodily sensations around the world ..read more
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Playing an instrument linked to better brain health in older adults
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5M ago
Engaging in music throughout your life is associated with better brain health in older age, according to a new study. Scientists working on PROTECT, an online study open to people aged 40 and over, reviewed data from more than a thousand adults over the age of 40 to see the effect of playing a musical instrument -- or singing in a choir -- on brain health ..read more
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Research team breaks down musical instincts with AI
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5M ago
A research team announced they have identified the principle by which musical instincts emerge from the human brain without special learning using an artificial neural network model ..read more
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