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Mu­sic sup­ports the aud­it­ory skills of hear­ing im­paired chil­dren

Researchers at University of Helsinki, and University College London have found evidence that children with hearing impairment and cochlear implants can benefit from hobbies involving music and especially singing. The results published i Music Perception show that the auditory skills … Continue reading

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Music and How It Impacts Your Brain, Emotions

Music is a common phenomenon that crosses all borders of nationality, race, and culture. A tool for arousing emotions and feelings, music is far more powerful than language. An increased interest in how the brain processes musical emotion can be … Continue reading

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Towards a neural basis of music-evoked emotion

Music is capable of evoking exceptionally strong emotions and of reliably affecting the mood of individuals. Functional neuroimaging and lesion studies show that music-evoked emotions can modulate activity in virtually all limbic and paralimbic brain structures. These structures are crucially involved in the initiation, generation, … Continue reading

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How the Brain Processes Music

Researchers reveal the right homologue of the Broca’s area plays a major role in the processing of music. Vincent Cheung, along with Angela Friederici, has been investigating non-local dependencies in music and trying to determine how the human brain processes … Continue reading

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The psychological functions of music listening

Why do people listen to music? Over the past several decades, scholars have proposed numerous functions that listening to music might fulfill. However, different theoretical approaches, different methods, and different samples have left a heterogeneous picture regarding the number and … Continue reading

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The role of music in Einstein’s thinking

Einstein was the product of a well-rounded education that, importantly, very much included the arts and humanities. It’s little known that Einstein was an accomplished violinist, and even less known that had he not pursued science, he said he would have … Continue reading

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Brain connectivity reflects human aesthetic responses to Music

Researchers report on why some people experience more intense emotions while listening to music. Humans uniquely appreciate aesthetics, experiencing pleasurable responses to complex stimuli that confer no clear intrinsic value for survival. However, substantial variability exists in the frequency and … Continue reading

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Exploring the Musical Mind: Cognition, Emotion, Ability, Function

In the 20 years since the publication of John Sloboda’s landmark volume The Musical Mind, music psychology has developed as a vibrant area of research – exerting influence on areas as diverse as music education and cognitive neuroscience. This new … Continue reading

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Music improves Baby brain responses to music and speech

New research shows that play sessions with music improved babies’ brain processing of both music and new speech sounds. Engaging musical experiences can help babies develop cognitive skills. Rock your baby in sync with music and you may wonder how the experience … Continue reading

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Music has powerful (and visible) effects on the Brain

It doesn’t matter if it’s Bach, the Beatles, Brad Paisley or Bruno Mars. Your favorite music likely triggers a similar type of activity in your brain as other people’s favorites do in theirs, new research has found. That’s one of … Continue reading

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