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Is your taste in music sending you broke? - the mozo blog

Is your taste in music sending you broke? - the mozo blog | Music to work to | Scoop.it

I like this - find the music that makes you feel awesome about money and listen to it. 

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How To Get Your Kids Thinking About World Music - About - News & Issues

How To Get Your Kids Thinking About World Music - About - News & Issues | Music to work to | Scoop.it
How To Get Your Kids Thinking About World MusicAbout - News & IssuesFor younger kids, simply listening to the piece of music while drawing, painting, or macaroni-stringing is probably the easiest way to go.
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Music Lessons And IQ

Music Lessons And IQ | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Ignore the slightly misleading first paragraph - this article looks at a number of studies that tout the beneifts of having your young child exposed to music...

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Does listening to music while you work help you to be more productive?

Does listening to music while you work help you to be more productive? | Music to work to | Scoop.it
Answer: I think it is a very personal issue. For me I can listen to anything from NIN & Clutch or Bach, Paganini and Beethoven. It really depends on two things:
1. What kind of mood I am in
2. What kind of work I am doing.
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How music changes our brains

How music changes our brains | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Wide ranging interview with author Don Campbell over sound / noise / music and how it affects us all - good stuff...

 

 

Science is becoming increasingly interested in the relationship between sound and the brain.

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BPS Research Digest: Wine tastes like the music you're listening to

BPS Research Digest: Wine tastes like the music you're listening to | Music to work to | Scoop.it

This is inline with a few other recent studies - in fact the author links to them at the end of the post.  Bottom line is that pretty much every sense can and will effect another sense - but as music is such a passive act - unlike say taste or even touch - that I think it has a much more subtle and subliminal effect.

 

BPS Research Digest: Wine tastes like the music you're listening to: In a new study, Adrian North has shown that...

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New Study Finds Top 10 Hits Dominated by Synths, Lyrics About ‘Hooking Up’

New Study Finds Top 10 Hits Dominated by Synths, Lyrics About ‘Hooking Up’ | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Cool - so - give it a few more years and hopefully the pendulum will swing back (re the synths that is!)

 

Among the findings of a recent report by Hit Songs Deconstructed, 79% of popular pop songs used synthesizer as the primary instrument, solos, bridges and guitars are out, casual sex is in, and the gender gap among lead singers is narrowing.

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Music: The Great Brain Elixir! | Music Mind and Brain -- New Music & Media Drug-Free Help for ADHD, Anxiety & Depression

Music: The Great Brain Elixir! | Music Mind and Brain -- New Music & Media Drug-Free Help for ADHD, Anxiety & Depression | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Great 4 minute video with some amazing visuals of how music can help when working with neurological disorders...

 

Music therapy, rhythmic entrainment, cognitive development, neural pathways, serotonin boost.

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Alcohol brand references in popular music

I know it's not really funny - but - it kinda is to watch Brian's earnest delivery.  Apparently your adolescent child will be exposed to over 3,000 brand references to alcohol a year while listening to popular music.  This was the first study that looked at specific brand alcohol referecnes andintersstingly enough it seems that the rock world has yet to sell out - but if you're into rap and hip hop - your alcohol exposure will be branded pretty tightly!  Who knew?

 

Lead researcher, Brian Primack, M.D., Ed.M., M.S., assistant professor of medicine and pediatric's at Pitt's School of Medicine, discusses new research findi...

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Heavy Music Fans More Likely to Suffer from Mental Illness

Heavy Music Fans More Likely to Suffer from Mental Illness | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Sample size might throw a little cloud on this statement but for me the takeaway is the repetition - and come on - if your kid is listening to the same album on repeat for 7 or 8 hours a day - I don't care if it's Anthrax or Rihanna - it's gonna get a bit depressing...

 

Say you’ve been down lately? Maybe it’s your music. A fresh study out of the University of Melbourne claims that young people at risk of depression are more likely to listen routinely and repeatedly to heavy metal music.

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Musical beauty hints at the sound of genomes - Cosmos

Musical beauty hints at the sound of genomes - Cosmos | Music to work to | Scoop.it

The 2nd of this article gets a bit heavy but I love the underlying construct of information compressibility - music makes a great exemplar...

 

CosmosMusical beauty hints at the sound of genomesCosmosCompression, a central concept in the branch of mathematics called information theory, also lies at the heart of the biological origin of human appreciation for music, according to a...

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Music and reading ability are related - The Times of India

Music and reading ability are related - The Times of India | Music to work to | Scoop.it

More evidence of the link between music communication skills - I'm thinking that music has to precede verbal communication in the the evolutionary timescale - and what is music ifnot communication?

 

Musical ability is related to verbal memory and literacy in childhood, according to new research (Music and reading ability are related - The Times of India http://t.co/gvvGBCX3...)...

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Complaints Choir: The World’s Mundane Grievances Set to Song

Complaints Choir: The World’s Mundane Grievances Set to Song | Music to work to | Scoop.it

I love this idea and the thinking behind it actually bears some consideration - but before you get too deep into it - sit back and listen to the distilled cultural complaint that is Finland...

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What are some good pieces of music to listen to while coding?

What are some good pieces of music to listen to while coding? | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Some great stuff from the Quora crowd...

 

Answer (1 of 109): Fast (130bpm or faster) trance or techno, purely instrumental, or sung in a language the listener does not understand.

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Your Brain at Work eBook: David Rock: Kindle Store

Wouldn't normally link out to an ecommerce site but this publication gets pretty good reviews - from the neuropsychologists too!

 

Amazon.com: Your Brain at Work eBook: David Rock: Kindle Store...

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How Music (Mozart, Mingus or Pearl Jam) Can Make You Smarter

How Music (Mozart, Mingus or Pearl Jam) Can Make You Smarter | Music to work to | Scoop.it

There's been a few posts rcently that bring up the whole Mozart effect malarkey - this post deals very well with it and refernces plenty of studies tomake the point.

 

Can listening to Mozart improve your grades? Probably not, researchers say, but music may still have cognitive benefits. Find out what the latest research has to say about music and studying. (Can music help you study?

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Exclusive: Dr. Katrina McFerran Responds To Reaction Towards Her Study On Music And Mood

Exclusive: Dr. Katrina McFerran Responds To Reaction Towards Her Study On Music And Mood | Music to work to | Scoop.it

This is a classic example of "I read it on the internet so it must be true."

 

There are loads of studies going on that look at how music affects human beings - most of these have such tiny sample size that drawing real world conclusions from the data is tenuos at best.  Worse though is where someone takes an abstract (which is a fairly tough read in the first place) and misinterprets it to suit their own agenda.

 

No Heavy Metal doesn't make you depressed - but there is clearly a strong relationship between depressive types and the kind of music they listen to.  read the response to the nonsesne by Dr. McFerran - nice and direct - Aussie style...

 

Last week, many in the metal community had strong reactions towards Dr. Katrina McFerran’s recent study.

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[Article] The Science and Serendipity of Sound

[Article] The Science and Serendipity of Sound | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Researcher in Australia is attempting to sort music by visual representation rather than text - sounds super interesting - 

 

By Euan Wilson, originally published in the July 2011 Socionomist Download the Complete Issue (1.48 MB) Got a growing music collection? Looking for the perfect music for the perfect situation?

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The Science of Heartbreak and How Music Heals | BlogHer

The Science of Heartbreak and How Music Heals | BlogHer | Music to work to | Scoop.it
Even understanding the chemical changes the body experiences when gripped by heartbreak doesn't make it any easier to work through the hurt. But knowing the science of the mind can give you a leg up when it comes to healing.
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Tapping to music enhances hearing - UPI.com

Tapping to music enhances hearing - UPI.com | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Of course when I read the headline I was thinking of the "other" kind of Tapping - but couldn't work out what it had to do with hearing!

 

This study basically says that if you tap along with with a rythym you can identify the beat better than if you don't tap along.  Nothing earth shattering here - doesn't surprise me that additional motor acitivity will help re-inforce the beat...

 

Tapping to music enhances hearingUPI.comMichael Schutz, an assistant professor of music in the School of the Arts at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, said study participants heard a series of regular beats and were asked whether the final...

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Is There a 'Mozart Effect'? Ask a Neuroscientist and a Musicologist

Is There a 'Mozart Effect'? Ask a Neuroscientist and a Musicologist | Music to work to | Scoop.it

A nice little caveat of an article - warning us "humanists" not to get too carried away with findings from small sample neurostudies that are designed to prove one thing and then get taken out of context.

 

And while the same benefits of exposing your child to music can be reaped regardless of whether you're playing Mozart, 50 Cent or even music2work2 - having a smiley rapper on thos Baby genius toyd just doesn't feel right...

 

“What ends up influencing the cultural environment are not the intricate, careful and innovative aspects of the research but rather the rough-hewn impression that musical pleasure works like chocolate and drugs.”


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Science of Music: What is the relationship between music and emotion?

Science of Music: What is the relationship between music and emotion? | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Found this on another Scoop.it page and although I had originally upvoted a few of the answers on Quora a while back - had forgotten to scoop it myself -so here it is - take it away Anneli...

 

Answer (1 of 13): I think the first thing that is important to do, is to distinguish between whether music expresses emotion, and whether it induces or produces emotion.


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Music While You Work

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Music while you work was a programme on the BBC between 1940 and 1967 - forgive the rather dated look of this websit e- but laugh hysterically over some of the stringent rules that applied to the musical programming:

 

"...There was also a long list of pieces that were deemed unsuitable for one reason or another, such as 'Deep in the Heart of Texas' which has a clapping motif, which it was felt would encourage workers to bang their spanners on the machinery, possibly doing damage!"

 

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Music While You Work...

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Music Education Empowers

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write up of a progressive program that aims to bring music to kids, regardless of their socioeconomic status - here here...

 

From Harvard - "Music Education Empowers" http://t.co/A8oX0ZKm Mentions Berklee's YouthBEAT Study which is funded in part by Music Empowers...

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MP3 players 'shrink' our personal space

London researchers find that wearing headphones and listening to positive mood inducing music will get you to allow strangers to come closer to you... which is - well - I'mnot really sure whether this is a good thing or not - but it's certainly jolyy interesting!

 

Researchers wanted to find out whether there is a way to make the intrusion of our personal space on the subway (underground railway) more tolerable.

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