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Why liking country music means you're less likely to be familiar with ...

Why liking country music means you're less likely to be familiar with ... | Music to work to | Scoop.it
This is brilliant - its a bit long and reads as though it was originally published in the Onion - but - it had me giggling all the way through - Yo!


Imagine that you only have a set amount of time during which you can listen to music. Then if you listen to country music a lot, you would have less time to listen to hip-hop music, which would mean ...
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Minding the music: Neuroscience, video recording, and the pianist

Minding the music: Neuroscience, video recording, and the pianist | Music to work to | Scoop.it

I am a huge believer in recording your practice sessions and listening to them afterwards as a way to dramatically imrpove chops.  this study demonstrates that taking it a step further - by videoing yourslf perform you can improve even faster.  The study also looks at using neuroscience techniques to balance out the negative effects of seing quite how bad you really are!  Ooops....

 

RT @ConniePhoebe: RT "@Bob_Woody: Fascinating study by Milton Schlosser, on neuroscience approach to music practicing and performance http://t.co/xVRM1JEe"...

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Think Again About The Aging Brain – A New Creative Life? | Music Mind & Brain | Brain Development for Life | Drug-Free Help for ADHD | Anxiety | Depression

Think Again About The Aging Brain – A New Creative Life? | Music Mind & Brain | Brain Development for Life | Drug-Free Help for ADHD | Anxiety | Depression | Music to work to | Scoop.it

This post stems from a study that compares the aging brain to the "creative" brain and draws some similarities - if we can keep creativity going we can help nurture the again brain - and music is a great avenue...

 

Dementia. Alzheimer's. Memory Loss. Decline in Cognitive Function. Loss and Depression. Social Isolation. Mood Changes. Declining Quality of Life.

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How You Can Use Music to Your Advantage

How You Can Use Music to Your Advantage | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Music can often make or break a day. It can change your mood, amp you up for exercise, and help you recover from injury. But how does it work exactly, and how can you use it to your advantage? 


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Don’t Diss Lullabies! Music in Early Life Accelerates Brain Development | Music Mind & Brain | Kids' Brain Development | Drug-Free Help for ADHD | Anxiety | Depression

Don’t Diss Lullabies! Music in Early Life Accelerates Brain Development | Music Mind & Brain | Kids' Brain Development | Drug-Free Help for ADHD | Anxiety | Depression | Music to work to | Scoop.it

More evidence that singing to your kid as a baby is an investment in their future..

 

Music and early brain development. The Mozart Effect. Neuroplasticity. Neuroeducation. Music and new neuropathways. Music and FMRI brain research.

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Listening To Music Lights Up The Whole Brain

Listening To Music Lights Up The Whole Brain | Music to work to | Scoop.it
The researchers found that music listening recruits not only the auditory areas of the brain, but also employs large-scale neural networks. For instance, they discovered that the processing of musical pulse recruits motor areas in the brain, supporting the idea that music and movement are closely intertwined. Limbic areas of the brain, known to be associated with emotions, were found to be involved in rhythm and tonality processing. Processing of timbre was associated with activations in the so-called default mode network, which is assumed to be associated with mind-wandering and creativity.

 

"Our results show for the first time how different musical features activate emotional, motor and creative areas of the brain", says Prof. Petri Toiviainen from the University of Jyväskylä.


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The Neuroscience of Music: Course Explores How Songs Can Help Heal the Brain · About · Lafayette College

The Neuroscience of Music: Course Explores How Songs Can Help Heal the Brain · About · Lafayette College | Music to work to | Scoop.it

As Charlotte predicted many years ago - there is a huge increase in attention to how music affects the brain.  This looks like a very intersting course at Lafayette focusing on the latest research that shows a number of things including the increase in girth of musician's corpus callosums!

 

Lafayette has built a strong reputation in the liberal arts, sciences, and engineering because of its focus on the student.

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The Science of Sound | cottonbombs

The Science of Sound | cottonbombs | Music to work to | Scoop.it

I'm feeling all poetic this morning - it must be 'cos I forced myself to read the most appallingly trite piece of nonsense earlier - (you know - one of those try and rhyme every other line ones that had terrible meter and could have been written by a 4 year old!) – which just made the reading of this poem so refreshing and delightful. Well worth a quick read – and yes – it’s about music…


The Science of Sound. Posted on November 8, 2011 by cottonbombs. Your music passes through me. not a single note sticks to a single bone. I sing and the song evaporates like sugar from my tongue. proving music the most transitory of ...

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What is the evolutionary purpose of the chills you get when you listen to beautiful music?

What is the evolutionary purpose of the chills you get when you listen to beautiful music? | Music to work to | Scoop.it
Answer (1 of 6): There's actually been some neuroscientific work on this by Grewe et al., 2006 (among others). It doesn't really address the "evolutionary" aspects, but hey, there you go.
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The Use Of Background Music By Retailers

The Use Of Background Music By Retailers | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Everything you wanted to know about background music for retailers - well - maybe not everything but clearly quite a bit - even if the Squidoo page is uglier than someone who's been hit with the ugly stick...


There have been many studies about how background music at stores affects buying behavior (this page will try to highlight/hunt down as many academic studie...

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Music doesn’t help people perform CPR correctly, study finds | America Speaks Ink

Music doesn’t help people perform CPR correctly, study finds | America Speaks Ink | Music to work to | Scoop.it

I was aware of the idea that you should resuscitate someone to the groove of the Bee Gee's Stayin' Alive - but hadn't really understood why.


Apparently you want to shoot for around 120 compressions up to a depth of 5 to 6 centimeters – and the song was supposed to help you hit those targets.


According to this study you may as well be humming “Don’t fear the reaper” or “Ding dong the Witch is dead” for all the good that it does.


So – no “music to resuscitate to” then…

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Music Instinct | PBS

Music Instinct | PBS | Music to work to | Scoop.it

This series from 2009 consisted of 13 programs driven by Daniel Levitin's search for understanding in music.  Great stuff - defintiely catch the Bobby McFerrin video - makes me smile

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What Music is Best for a Colonoscopy? a Real Study, by Real People … Who Probably Had Nothing Better to Do

What Music is Best for a Colonoscopy? a Real Study, by Real People … Who Probably Had Nothing Better to Do | Music to work to | Scoop.it

this is awesome!

 

Surgeons found more polyps while listening to Mozart - so really - mozart is great for your butt.  Who knew?

 

Another benefit of listening to Mozart might be getting a cleaner you-know-what.

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Beethoven chose lower-frequency notes 'due to progressive deafness' - Telegraph

Beethoven chose lower-frequency notes 'due to progressive deafness' - Telegraph | Music to work to | Scoop.it

I find this fascinating - totally makes sense though - 

 

Progressive deafness profoundly influenced Beethoven's compositions, prompting
him to choose lower-frequency notes as his condition worsened, scientists
have said.


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Higher alcohol consumption linked to listening to loud music

Higher alcohol consumption linked to listening to loud music | Music to work to | Scoop.it

So the study was only 80 people so not necessarily that viable - however - it seems that loud music makes people perceive their drink to be sweeter - and sweet is good - therefore people have more.

 

Finally - a reason why live music venues are so loud!

 

Research claims that music makes booze taste sweeter...

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Music and driving | Victoria Williamson Music Psychology PhD

Music and driving | Victoria Williamson Music Psychology PhD | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Slightly tongue in Cheek post from Vicky Williamson - basically if you're a Jazz or Reggae fan - better up your insurance limit now - or you could of course get some http://music2work2.com to help you stay on the road! ;-)

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Tones and colours in the brain | Victoria Williamson Music Psychology PhD

Tones and colours in the brain | Victoria Williamson Music Psychology PhD | Music to work to | Scoop.it

More "brainy" stuff from Vicky Williamson - this time on synaesthesia - or more specifically tone-colour synaesthesia - where colours are experienced in response to music.  Fascinating stuff...

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Charles Limb: Building the musical muscle | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Charles Limb performs cochlear implantation, a surgery that treats hearing loss and can restore the ability to hear speech. But as a musician too, Limb thinks about what the implants lack: They don't let you fully experience music yet.
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15 Reasons to Take Singing Lessons

15 Reasons to Take Singing Lessons | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Siiiiiiiiiing

Sing a soooooooooooong

Sing out loooooooooooooooooud

Sing out looooooooooooooooooooooooong!

 

In the course of singing lessons, students learn many study and memorization skills that easily transfer over to other subject areas to help them succeed in school and life. Studying music will help students discover their own best individual learning styles, giving them a head start on the independent learning skills they will need in more advanced academics.


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Effect of Motivational Music on Lactate ... [J Strength Cond Res. 2011] - PubMed - NCBI

This is a bit techy but basically - if you listen to motivational music (whatever that is for you) after you have exercised - it is likely that you will recover faster - score!


PubMed comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

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NCBI ROFL: National anthems and suicide rates. | Discoblog | Discover Magazine

NCBI ROFL: National anthems and suicide rates. | Discoblog | Discover Magazine | Music to work to | Scoop.it

This would be kinda funny but it's about death - so that kinda kills (Oops!) the humor.  Apparently you don't want to come from Hungary and if you do - get US citizenship as soon as you can before "Gloomy Sunday" (affectionately known as - the "Suicide Song") gets you...


analysis taken too far | In a sample of 18 European nations, suicide rates were positively associated with the proportion of low notes in the national anthems and, albeit less strongly,...

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Can music really make you high? Startling online trend

Can music really make you high? Startling online trend | Music to work to | Scoop.it

The trend is nothing more than hucksters selling crap music to kids with the power of suggestion and the whole"The king has no clothes" mystique.


There's a startling trend some teens are turning to online. It's not real drugs, but music that some websites claim can make you feel high like you've taken them.

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Background music: What moves you to buy? – Minding Business: - pjstar.com

Background music: What moves you to buy? – Minding Business: - pjstar.com | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Quotuing a few well established studies like the wine one and the lower tempos - but I like this piece as it reflects on the absolutel necessity of NOT having Xmas tracks in your store during November.  Yes - we all like Xmas tunes and carols but only nearer the actual time.


Background music: What moves you to buy?

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Music-based therapy helps non-verbal autistic children to utter speech for the first time | Victoria Williamson Music Psychology PhD

Music-based therapy helps non-verbal autistic children to utter speech for the first time | Victoria Williamson Music Psychology PhD | Music to work to | Scoop.it

I like how Victoria Williamson is looking for real useable information rather then the more esoteric handwaving you often see in academia.

 

This study is kind of awesome - still a ways to go but hell - music is amazing!

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Nickelback Fans Least Likely To Have Sex, Study Shows - Prefixmag

Nickelback Fans Least Likely To Have Sex, Study Shows - Prefixmag | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Posting this purely for humor reasons - finding it hard to type while laughing my ass off (better get some Mozart for that then.....)

 

PrefixmagNickelback Fans Least Likely To Have Sex, Study ShowsPrefixmagI can't even properly convey how hilarious this all is, but you can let us know your own personal musical turn-off in the comments section.

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