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Listen while you work: What music does to your brain

Listen while you work: What music does to your brain | Level11 | Scoop.it
Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and ...

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, February 12, 7:53 PM

Nice article and summary and pretty much sums up the whole approach behind music2work2. The bit that cracks me up is the fact that in many cases just having some kind of aural stimulation can achieve close to the effect of good instrumental background music. I did my undergrad thesis on the effect of sound on performance (using clear tones and reaction time boxes) and saw a direct relationship between performance improvement and the introduction of sound - you can read more about it here:

http://music2work2.com/music2work2-music-to-work-to/why-listening-music-makes-you-smarter

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Great article here on how music affects your brain. Worth reading, really. Happy Valentines everyone.
Ike Cerrada's curator insight, February 15, 4:13 AM

Something is clear. Music helps you go through boring tasks smoothly, but, is it as wonderful for every situation?

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Madonna Releases "Living for Love" Audio, Adds "Rebel Heart" Album to iTunes

Madonna Releases "Living for Love" Audio, Adds "Rebel Heart" Album to iTunes | Level11 | Scoop.it
Affected by a series of unwanted leaks, Madonna is ready to go official with her new music. Late Friday evening, the pop icon simultaneously released the c

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This Is How Music Can Change Your Brain - TIME

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Actively learning to play an instrument can help a child's academic achievement
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Ken Tucker's Top 9 Albums Of 2014 - NPR

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Making new sounds while staying mindful of the past is a common theme in the Fresh Air music critic's year-end list.
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NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2014 - NPR

Fifty albums for a heavier-than-average year, selected by NPR Music's staff and member station partners. These are the albums we held close in 2014 and the ones we want to share.
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Major changes announced for Bunbury, Buckle Up music festivals after ... - WCPO

Major changes announced for Bunbury, Buckle Up music festivals after ... - WCPO | Level11 | Scoop.it
Bunbury Music Festival retooled and Buckle Up country fest to get reboot under new owners.
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Top 10 Moments of CMA Songwriters Series 10th Anniversary in New York

Top 10 Moments of CMA Songwriters Series 10th Anniversary in New York | Level11 | Scoop.it
DiPiero, Foster, James and Wiseman celebrate a decade of great songs.

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SHURE Single Dynamic MicroDriver In-Ear Headphones SE215-K Black from Japan

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Apple May Push Beats Music to iPhones - RollingStone.com

Apple May Push Beats Music to iPhones - RollingStone.com | Level11 | Scoop.it
Apple may push Beats Music to iPhones.
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Pucker Up! Meghan Trainor's Video For ‘Lips Are Movin’ Is Here

Pucker Up! Meghan Trainor's Video For ‘Lips Are Movin’ Is Here | Level11 | Scoop.it
Meghan Trainor drops her latest music video Lips Are Movin and MTV takes you behind-the-scenes.
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Is This the Media's 'Year of the Butt'? 8 Signs of a Growing Fascination with the Back Side

Is This the Media's 'Year of the Butt'? 8 Signs of a Growing Fascination with the Back Side | Level11 | Scoop.it
Bigger is suddenly better, news to anyone who has engaged with the mainstream media in any way, ever

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i am tired of big butts:)

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Genie In A Bottle - Christina Aguilera (Hannah Trigwell acoustic cover)

Original EP “Rectify” : iTunes: http://smarturl.it/RectifyEP Spotify: http://smarturl.it/RectifyEPSpotify - - - - - - - - - - - Hannah Trigwell performing "Genie In A Bottle" by...
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Shambhala Music Festival (Aug 6-11 - Salmo, BC) reveals monster lineup

Shambhala Music Festival (Aug 6-11 - Salmo, BC) reveals monster lineup | Level11 | Scoop.it
Shambhala Music Festival (Aug 6-11 - Salmo, BC) reveals monster lineup!. EDM and Electronic Dance Music news on TheUntz.com.
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Audio-Technica Presents 'How To Mic A Zombie' - YouTube

Zombies exist solely in the realm of fiction -- or DO they? Audio-Technica thinks it better to be safe than sorry. Surviving in a zombie apocalypse relies on...
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'Voices Within The Music': A Brief History Of Guitar Effects - NPR

'Voices Within The Music': A Brief History Of Guitar Effects - NPR | Level11 | Scoop.it
Be it an effects pedal or a hole stabbed in an amp, distortion and sound manipulation have long been part of rock 'n' roll's DNA.
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Watch the Band Perry Put a Modern Spin on Glen Campbell's 'Gentle on My Mind' - RollingStone.com

Watch the Band Perry Put a Modern Spin on Glen Campbell's 'Gentle on My Mind' - RollingStone.com | Level11 | Scoop.it
Watch the Band Perry's "Gentle on My Mind" video, set to their Grammy-nominated cover of the Glen Campbell classic.
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Amazon.com: BEHRINGER EURORACK UB1202FX: Musical Instruments

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Presonus AudioBox USB 2x2 Interface Bundle with XLR Cable and Headphones - CPU Domain

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YouTube Video Presonus AudioBox USB 2×2 Interface Bundle with XLR Cable and Headphones Includes the Presonus AudioBox USB 2×2 interface and all items packaged with it by the manufacturer, PLUS…..

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The Top 10 Most-Watched Music Videos This Year - Business Insider

The Top 10 Most-Watched Music Videos This Year - Business Insider | Level11 | Scoop.it
Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, and Shakira make the list.
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Audio-Technica PRO 31 Dynamic Cable Professional Microphone AND Windscreen - NEW

Audio-Technica PRO 31 Dynamic Cable Professional Microphone AND Windscreen - NEW | Level11 | Scoop.it
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Timberlake Becomes Co-Owner of Audio Tech Company - ABC News

Timberlake Becomes Co-Owner of Audio Tech Company - ABC News | Level11 | Scoop.it
Justin Timberlake wants to make sure you have a 20/20 sound experience when you listen to music: He's now a co-owner of the audio technology company AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc.
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Dave Grohl: 'Pop music is so superficial right now'

Dave Grohl: 'Pop music is so superficial right now' | Level11 | Scoop.it
'If the Number One song is about your butt, that’s a problem,' says Grohl
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Dave Grohl: 'Pop music is so superficial right now''If the Number One song is about your butt, that’s a problem,' says Grohl. I think he also screamed..."GET OFF MY LAWN!!!" 
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Bankrupt Soundelux Effects Library Sold Off As Former Giant Goes Quiet - Deadline.com

Bankrupt Soundelux Effects Library Sold Off As Former Giant Goes Quiet - Deadline.com | Level11 | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: The last big piece of the Todd-Soundelux bankruptcy has fallen into place with the sale of the company’s massive sound effects library, which has been purchased at auction by Sounddogs.c...
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Charli XCX: I'm pure punk - Music-News.com

Charli XCX: I'm pure punk - Music-News.com | Level11 | Scoop.it
Charli XCX: I'm pure punk - The Number One magazine featuring news, reviews, interviews & all the gossip from the UK and World music scene.
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EXCLUSIVE: R&B singer Ginuwine on verge of bankruptcy, can't 'Pony' up ... - New York Daily News

EXCLUSIVE: R&B singer Ginuwine on verge of bankruptcy, can't 'Pony' up ... - New York Daily News | Level11 | Scoop.it
One of the biggest R&B artists of the late 1990s and early 2000s is 'vey close to declaring bankruptcy,' his lawyer admitted.
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Watch Prince's Incredible Eight-Minute 'SNL' Medley

Watch Prince's Incredible Eight-Minute 'SNL' Medley | Level11 | Scoop.it
Prince delivered one of the most explosive and most polished 'SNL' musical spots in recent memory, performing a mind-blowing eight-minute medley.

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Astonishingly good, he keeps going, really incredibly brilliant...