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Why does music give us chills? You asked Google – here’s the answer | David Shariatmadari

Why does music give us chills? You asked Google – here’s the answer | David Shariatmadari | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
Every day, millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small.
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Researchers examine why screams scare us

Researchers examine why screams scare us | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
Whose screams rise the hairs on the back of your neck? Janet Leigh's famous shower screech in "Psycho?" One of the many her daughter Jamie Lee Curtis belted out in the "Halloween" films? Or maybe you prefer Danielle Harris' versions?
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Wole Soyinka, the First African Writer to Win the Nobel Prize in Literature, on Faith, Medicine, and the Healing of the Human Spirit

Wole Soyinka, the First African Writer to Win the Nobel Prize in Literature, on Faith, Medicine, and the Healing of the Human Spirit | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
What a continent's "rich tapestry of intuitive forces" can teach us about healing, of body and of soul.

Even though the term "placebo eff
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Music as stress reliever? Fine, but I like music that makes me stressed!

Music as stress reliever? Fine, but I like music that makes me stressed! | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
New research from the Royal College of Music definitively proves that performing and listening to music relieves stress, but experiencing stress and intensity is a vital part of much classical music Most of us have known this for years, but it...
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Here's What Happens Inside Your Brain When You Listen to Music, in 3 Mind ... - Mic

Here's What Happens Inside Your Brain When You Listen to Music, in 3 Mind ... - Mic | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
This is why music feels as powerful as it does.
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Music and Physics: The Connections Aren't Trivial - The Epoch Times

Music and Physics: The Connections Aren't Trivial - The Epoch Times | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
The medieval concept of "music of the spheres" held that the movement of the celestial bodies—what we now describe as astrophysics—was, at root, musical.
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New research suggests your music tastes stop developing by age 33

New research suggests your music tastes stop developing by age 33 | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
If you're in your mid-30s, chances are you've found the type of music you'll be listening to for the rest of your life. In fact, you may already be succumbing to the 'music was better in my day' phenomenon.
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Why Are We So Nostalgic for Music We Loved as Teenagers?

Why Are We So Nostalgic for Music We Loved as Teenagers? | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
As I plod through my 20s, I’ve noticed a strange phenomenon: The music I loved as a teenager means more to me than ever—but with each passing year, the new songs on the radio sound like noisy nonsense.
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Hip-hop's blue period: how rappers are tackling depression

Hip-hop's blue period: how rappers are tackling depression | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
Rappers once shied away from exposing their vulnerabilities, but a new generation, from Drake to Kendrick Lamar, are embracing an emotional realism
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Research finds most popular songs repeat same words over and over

Research finds most popular songs repeat same words over and over | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
Researchers have found songs such as Madonna's Papa Don't Preach and Taylor Swift's Shake If Off - which repeat entire phrases - are more likely to be commercially successful.

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Want a better life? Become a gospel singer

Want a better life? Become a gospel singer | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
As the Obamas celebrate gospel music, research shows gospel singers have a better quality of life than the average
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Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu collaborate on Book of Joy

Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu collaborate on Book of Joy | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
The two ‘spiritual brothers’ are to publish a series of dialogues on finding ‘real inner joyfulness’
Shakespeare had it that “joy’s soul lies in the doing”, Mark Twain that “to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with”.
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Mapped: These are the world's most religious countries - Telegraph.co.uk

Mapped: These are the world's most religious countries - Telegraph.co.uk | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
The UK is one of the least religious countries in the world, according to a new study, but two thirds of the global population consider themselves to be religious.
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Skin orgasms... and other ways music is good for you - Times of India

Skin orgasms... and other ways music is good for you - Times of India | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
You don’t need a neuroscientist to tell you that music can be invigorating, intensely pleasurable or sad, but this is an exciting time for research on music’s biological foundations.
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I Second That Emotion: The Emotive Power Of Music In Advertising [INFOGRAPHIC] - hypebot

I Second That Emotion: The Emotive Power Of Music In Advertising [INFOGRAPHIC] - hypebot | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
A new study out from Nielsen reveals that the use of music in advertisements has been shown to increase their effectiveness at tapping into the emotions of potential customers.
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Muslims are crowdfunding for burned black churches — and it’s not just about religion

" We must always keep in mind that the Muslim community and the black community are not different communities," the 23-year-old creator wrote.
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Matthew Wisnoski's curator insight, July 1, 2:59 PM
Ecumenism and solidarity
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Listening to 'extreme' music makes you calmer, not angrier, according to study

Listening to 'extreme' music makes you calmer, not angrier, according to study | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
Rather than inciting people to anger or violence, research has found that loud and chaotic music such as metal and punk is ‘a healthy way of processing anger’
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Bun B’s College Course Makes One Rapper Ask: Is Hip-Hop a Religion?

Bun B’s College Course Makes One Rapper Ask: Is Hip-Hop a Religion? | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
Bun B's course at Rice was offered for free this semester.
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Making Scents of Sounds: Noises May Alter How We Perceive Odors

Making Scents of Sounds: Noises May Alter How We Perceive Odors | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
The neural basis for "smound" may have been uncovered
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Sound Matters

Sound Matters | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
"Sound Matters" is a journey into sound and how it plays such an influential, yet often undervalued role in our lives.
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The new wave of new noise: 'Our music is the closest thing we have to a riot'

The new wave of new noise: 'Our music is the closest thing we have to a riot' | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
Bands such as Spectres and Viet Cong are finding catharsis by tackling their darkest emotions, bringing pain and rage back to music
Spectres stagger offstage as if they have all just seen a ghost.
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Gucci Mane: how the rapper's breakdown catalyzed his creative output

Gucci Mane: how the rapper's breakdown catalyzed his creative output | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
Ben Westhoff looks at how the man with an ice cream cone on his face is able to put out more music behind bars than most of your favourite rappers combined
In early September 2013, Gucci Mane had one of the most public implosions in rap history.
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Baby gets emotional when mom plays sad song from Glee

Video shows adorable baby getting emotional each time mum plays sad song from Glee. Baby gets emotional when mom plays sad song from Glee Baby gets ...
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Listening To Sexy Music Can Actually Change Your Behavior — Here’s How

Listening To Sexy Music Can Actually Change Your Behavior — Here’s How | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
Slow jams get you in the mood, sure ... but that's just the tip of the iceberg.
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Robert Hood on Techno, Spirituality, and Police Brutality in America | Thump

Robert Hood on Techno, Spirituality, and Police Brutality in America  | Thump | Religion & Spirituality | Scoop.it
"Music is such a powerful healing force. It can also incite riots."
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