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Can neuroscience teach us anything about music? | Music Psychology Dr Victoria Williamson

Can neuroscience teach us anything about music? | Music Psychology Dr Victoria Williamson | Music to work to | Scoop.it

My favorite music psychologist Dr. Vicky Williamson looks at some counter arguments to the efficacy of neuroscience's understanding and explanation of music - a good quick read 

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TED Blog | Music, the mind, and medicine: A Q&A with Robert Gupta

TED Blog | Music, the mind, and medicine: A Q&A with Robert Gupta | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Great stuff from the TED blog - a little more information on the intersectionbetween neuroscience and music - don't forget to watch the actual TED talk here:

 

http://www.ted.com/talks/robert_gupta_between_music_and_medicine.html

 

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.

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The most, and least unpleasant sounds | ScienceBlog.com

The most, and least unpleasant sounds | ScienceBlog.com | Music to work to | Scoop.it
Heightened activity between the emotional and auditory parts of the brain explains why the sound of chalk on a blackboard or a knife on a bottle is so...
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New intervention helps teens deal with their emotions through music

New intervention helps teens deal with their emotions through music | Music to work to | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Using music to engage with and educate young people about their emotions, and how to tolerate and regulate their strong emotional states, is the focus of a new intervention developed by University of Queensland clinical...
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How Do Our Brains Process Music?

How Do Our Brains Process Music? | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Long essay - well - book excerpt - but fascinatign all the same - love the story about John Cage and the anechoic chamber - I've been in one of them - they're frickin' scary!

 

In an excerpt from his new book, David Byrne explains why sometimes, he prefers hearing nothing...

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Classical music could ease the ‘dog’s life’ of kennels

Classical music could ease the ‘dog’s life’ of kennels | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Apparently heavy metal music makes them "vocalize" more - shocker!!!

 

 

Playing classical music to dogs housed in kennels on either a temporary or permanent basis results in them spending more time sleeping, and less time vocalizing, report researchers.

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BBC NEWS | UK | Music 'can enhance wine taste'

BBC NEWS | UK | Music 'can enhance wine taste' | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Coming soon - music recommendations with your wine...although in all serious - I can see how music affects mood and therefore will affect how you describe your drinking experience - but only in the "we have way too much time and money on our hands" world - are you gonna get people twinning wine, cheese and music together...damn - I want to live in that world...

 

Playing a certain type of music can enhance the way wine tastes, research by psychologists suggests.

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Music makes kids more empathetic, research finds - The Sacramento Bee

Music makes kids more empathetic, research finds - The Sacramento Bee | Music to work to | Scoop.it

The trick here is not so much the learning of the instrumnet - but more in how children play together as musicians.  Any musician will tell you that listening is the number one skill required in order to play with others - so I guess it's no surprise to see that children who play instruments together having identuified listening as a successful strategy...

 

Exposure to music can makes kids more empathetic, a recent study has found.

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On Hold And In Hell

On Hold And In Hell | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Some interesting reseearch here - the muzak isn't as effective as some corps might hope...

 

Inside the young science of keeping callers on the line. Damn you, Erik Satie.

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The cockroach beatbox | Video on TED.com

The cockroach beatbox | Video on TED.com | Music to work to | Scoop.it
TED Talks By dissecting a cockroach ... yes, live on stage ... TED Fellow and neuroscientist Greg Gage shows how brains receive and deliver electric impulses -- and how legs can respond. This talk comes from the TED-Ed project.
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Can playing familiar music boost cognitive response among patients with brain damage?

Can playing familiar music boost cognitive response among patients with brain damage? | Music to work to | Scoop.it

This is pretty much in line with a lot of thinking (mine included) that music can act as a general stimulant - i.e. - warming up certain areas of the brain so that they are more responsive to new stimuli - pretty much the logic behind music2work2

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Loud music on headphones causes deafness by having a similar effect on nerves as MS

Loud music on headphones causes deafness by having a similar effect on nerves as MS | Music to work to | Scoop.it
Loud music played on earphones causes deafness by having a similar effect on nerves as multiple sclerosis (MS), scientists have learned.
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The best workout songs and playlists for your running pace | Workout songs and playlists - jog.fm

The best workout songs and playlists for your running pace | Workout songs and playlists - jog.fm | Music to work to | Scoop.it

I think this is great - set the time you want to achieve with your running / exercise and jog.fm will compile a playlist with an appropriate beats per minute - very simple - very clever and well worht a look...

 

 

Workout songs that match your running, cycling, and walking pace. Build, play, and share custom playlists for your workout intensity.

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Researchers discover what Earth would sound like if people "had antennas for ears" | Digital Trends

Researchers discover what Earth would sound like if people "had antennas for ears" | Digital Trends | Music to work to | Scoop.it

I love this - it's actually kind of cool in a 60's Sci Fi B movie kind of way....

 

 

The world is constantly singing out into space, and now NASA has released a recording of just what that sounds like.

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OUPblog » Blog Archive » Four questions about the relationship between music and language

OUPblog » Blog Archive » Four questions about the relationship between music and language | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Lots of talk currently on the relationship between music and language - this is short introduction to some of the key questions - nice short read that gets you thinking

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An Ode to Dopamine: 'The Musical Brain'

An Ode to Dopamine: 'The Musical Brain' | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Think I'll be ordering this ;-)

 

The connection between the brain and music is a fascinating subject, but this documentary only begins to scratch the surface.

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Music said prerequisite to language

Music and language aren't learned separately and in fact music may underlie the ability to acquire language, not the other way around, U.S. scientists say.
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The music and the writing

The music and the writing | Music to work to | Scoop.it
There is no doubt that I simply can not write without listening to music at the same time. The music helps me in many ways. First, it helps me to (at least temporarily) forget that there is a world...
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5 Weirdest Ways Music Can Mess With Your Brain

5 Weirdest Ways Music Can Mess With Your Brain | Music to work to | Scoop.it
    The entire reason music exists is because of its almost magical ability to push your buttons. An upbeat song gets you going, a sad song makes you cry and drink. But the more science s...
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Get fit faster: listen to music!

Get fit faster: listen to music! | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Some useful information on how music can affect you the athlete! ;-p - particularly liked the link out to http://songbpm.com - potentially really useful - good stuff...

 

It’s now officially Games Over. Gone is the excuse to bunk off work to catch five minutes of of dressage or synchronised swimming. And as our love affair ends, normal life must resume. The real cha...

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Get more work done by listening to Get Work Done Music | PCWorld Business Center

Get more work done by listening to Get Work Done Music | PCWorld Business Center | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Great browser based interface - if you're into uptempo beats - this could be perfect for you

 

This free Web app streams high-energy background music designed to keep you focused and productive throughout your day.

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Classical music playlist for studying starts with Bach

Classical music playlist for studying starts with Bach | Music to work to | Scoop.it

I'm looking forward to the day when the whole "Mozart Effect" idea translates into - "...whatever music works...' I think it's great that people are turning to classical music - but there is a whole host of music that does the job and is even more accesible..(cough cough)

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Loud Music Can Stimulate Your Brain

Loud Music Can Stimulate Your Brain | Music to work to | Scoop.it

I'd never heard of the sacculus before but apparently it's responsbile for makig you feel good when listening to loud muisc - I wish the author had pointed out where the sacculus is on the diagram - still - interesting reading...

 

 

Music is LIFE Music makes the world go round, but in recent years youngsters have been warned about listening to too much music at high volumes, a...

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Softer fast food restaurant lighting and music can cut calorie intake 18 percent

Softer fast food restaurant lighting and music can cut calorie intake 18 percent | Music to work to | Scoop.it

There's an opportunity here for smart restaurateurs...

 

Your mood for food can be changed by a restaurant’s choice of music and lighting, leading to increased satisfaction and reduced calorie intake, according to a new study.

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Pop music is getting sadder

Pop music is getting sadder | Music to work to | Scoop.it
A new study says our favorite jams are as melancholy as ever. Can Katy Perry be more wrenching than Radiohead?
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