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Just a few years of early musical training benefits the brain later in life | Science Codex

Just a few years of early musical training benefits the brain later in life | Science Codex | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

Older adults who took music lessons as children but haven't actively played an instrument in decades have a faster brain response to a speech sound than individuals who never played an instrument, according to a study appearing...


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How Music Can Improve Memory

How Music Can Improve Memory | the psychology of music | Scoop.it
The best way to remember facts might be to set them to music.

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Yes, music can have many uses!

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Hugo V. Monteiro's curator insight, September 22, 8:25 AM

Being a musician myself, I often say that songs are life-bookmarks, It will always trigger a remembrance (most often the same one, albeit it can trigger a specific time of your past living) every time you listen to it.

I've always used music as a bookmark for certain aspects of my life that I want to remember easily in the future.

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The Psychological Effect of Music

The Psychological Effect of Music | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

"One of the facts about the operation of the mind that is not known to everyone is that everything that you hear or see programs your mind. The child who was constantly being called names like dumb or fool grows up thinking that he really is dumb. A person who was told that he can't succeed, whether by other people or himself, will never succeed and a person who always watches comedy movies will tend to be more optimistic."

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This article reinforces the power of positive thinking and how music can help.

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Why We Like Sad Music - New York Times

Why We Like Sad Music - New York Times | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

"SADNESS is an emotion we usually try to avoid. So why do we choose to listen to sad music?


Musicologists and philosophers have wondered about this. Sad music can induce intense emotions, yet the type of sadness evoked by music also seems pleasing in its own way. Why? Aristotle famously suggested the idea of catharsis: that by overwhelming us with an undesirable emotion, music (or drama) somehow purges us of it".

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I suppose for some people 'sad music' can be comforting !

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How Does Music Affect Your Hotel Decisions?

How Does Music Affect Your Hotel Decisions? | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

"Music is becoming common on hotel websites, but does it really make us want to book a room?

A scientific study has come up with the answer: yeah, kinda. The journal Psychology of Music has published an article titled, "Congruency between instrumental background music and behavior on a website."

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Perhaps the moral of this article is to avoid listening to music whilst booking a hotel room !

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Why do people like listening to sad music when they're feeling down?

Why do people like listening to sad music when they're feeling down? | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

We spend most of our lives trying to be happy. And yet when we're feeling sad we put on a tear-jerker tune and wallow in our misery. Why?


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There are people I suppose who listen to 'sad music' even when they they are  'feeling happy', perhaps it brings some sense of comfort and makes them feel happier ?

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The Secret To A Really Good Groove

The Secret To A Really Good Groove | the psychology of music | Scoop.it
An ancient practice linked with physical and mental benefits -- such as an improved immune system, lower blood pressure and positive brain changes -- could also aid in a more cultural matter: really getting into music.
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A study which shows that 'mindfulness meditation' may actually enhance your engagement in music !

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Sad music makes us happy

Sad music makes us happy | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

"Minor music is sad, and major music is happy, right? It's never been that simple - and a new study sheds more light on the link between music and emotions"

 

"Listening to music that's seen as 'sad' might release positive emotions. According to a study by researchers in Tokyo, listeners perceived the sadness in sad music, but felt both sadness and pleasure when the music was played."

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Perhaps one can also conclude that "happy music" can possibly make you sad !

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Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, February 4, 4:15 AM

Ironic? Amazing power of music to split our emotions positively.

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Psychological Effects of Music

"Psychological Effects of Music" - Adam Huntsman A short film about the effects that music can have on the brain and its functioning nature. All of the research..."

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This video demonstrates how music can influence and affect the human brain.

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melissa soriano's curator insight, February 6, 5:57 PM

Dopamine!

is a chemical in our brain that causes pleasure and satisfaction.

music is a wave of audio frequency and patterns that clash in your ear.

music is a release of an emotional reaction,  dopamine here gets released. music chemically makes us feel good this can be a reason why music is addictive!

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What it feels like to hear opera in Italy for the first time

Your skin will tingle with anticipation for each lingering note that leaves the stage. Your ears will lust for attention from the string section's bellowing ...
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It was quite a tingle I got !

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» How Music Impacts, Helps Our Emotions - World of Psychology

» How Music Impacts, Helps Our Emotions - World of Psychology | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

"Music unquestionably affects our emotions. We tend to listen to music that reflects our mood. When we’re happy we may listen to upbeat music; when we’re sad we may listen to slower, moving songs; when we’re angry we may listen to darker music with heavy guitar, drums, and vocals that reflect our level of anger."

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One tends to forget sometimes how much music can influence our emotions !

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How We Discover And Consume Music [INFOGRAPHIC] - hypebot

How We Discover And Consume Music [INFOGRAPHIC] - hypebot | the psychology of music | Scoop.it
On demand music-streaming, YouTube videos, curated and automated playlists, iTunes' downloads... the ways that consumers discover and then consume music are shifting daily.

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Classical music, colours and emotions linked

Classical music, colours and emotions linked | the psychology of music | Scoop.it
What colour is Mozart's Requiem? A new study has confirmed a link between emotion, classical music, and colour (RT @classicfm: What colour do you hear in your favourite piece of music?
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It is all in the colour !

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Lucia Rocha Molina's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:15 AM

awww it´s so beatiful...!!!!

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How Repetition Enchants the Brain and the Psychology of Why We Love It in Music

How Repetition Enchants the Brain and the Psychology of Why We Love It in Music | the psychology of music | Scoop.it
"Music takes place in time, but repetition beguilingly makes it knowable in the way of something outside of time." "The repetition itself (How repetition enchants the brain and the psychology of why we love it in music
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Chanting also comes to mind!

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How music prevents organ rejection

How music prevents organ rejection | the psychology of music | Scoop.it
Music has a fundamental affect on humans. It can reduce stress, enhance relaxation, provide a distraction from pain, and improve the results of clinical therapy.

 

MUSIC: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=music

 


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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, August 7, 12:48 PM

research from Japan on Mice - the only thing you need to know is this:


"They found that opera and classical music both increased the time before the transplanted organs failed, but single frequency monotones and new age music did not."


take that Yanni!


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Music And The Brain : Exploring The Interaction Between Music And The Brain

Music And The Brain : Exploring The Interaction Between Music And The Brain | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

So what can music neuroscience teaches us about the brain?

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A lot.

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interconnectionss's curator insight, January 20, 9:27 PM

music is a product of the heart, soul and brain. Without it our lives would be void and dull. 

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Could your musical taste define your partner?

"A study in the Psychology of Music sighted music as a good reflection of our values, which is why we are drawn to people with the same musical tastes. Researchers apparently think that rock correlates with rebelliousness and social behaviour, while pop is connected to values about conforming and traditional gender roles."

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As  Shakespeare said in Twelfth Night,  "If music be the food of love, play on" !

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Mood & Music | memolition

Mood & Music | memolition | the psychology of music | Scoop.it
... decide what to listen to. In addition to different tastes in music, there are times and places where it may not be appropriate to play something. The study shows that people agree that music changes with mood.
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Psychology of Music

The psychology of music rocks! The information in this video slideshow is taken from Goosebumps, Earworms And The Power of Music - chapter 7 of the Incredibl...
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A Great Source Of Information In The 'About Section' For Those Who Are Either Interested Or Those Who Wish To Learn More About  The 'Psychology Of Music'.

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The Psychology of Music: Why Music Plays a Big Role in What You Buy

The Psychology of Music: Why Music Plays a Big Role in What You Buy | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

 

" There are three qualities of music that can influence buying behavior in a retail environment: tempo, volume and genre.  The individual effects we will see in each of these can be explained by Mehrabian and Russell’s model of pleasure-arousal-dominance (PAD). At its most basic level, this model posits that an environment can alter an individual’s mood and therefore behavior by altering levels of pleasure, arousal and/or dominance through different channels."

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I think the next time I go into a store which has background music it maybe wise to wear earplugs !

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Phillip Tijerina's curator insight, February 16, 7:37 PM

This site has minimal credibility as it comes from a blog, even if it is a labs blog.

Lexi Gatling's curator insight, February 16, 10:53 PM

I picked this article because I wanted to know if this was true or not, This articles talks about how three qualities in music influence you to buy merchandise, tempo,volume, and genre.

 

 

Pros:

The Pros of this article showed that playing upbeat music will prompt people to buy more things.

 

 

Cons:

Slow music caused customers to spend a significantly higher dollar amount on alcohol and spent more time eating while fast music led to a faster meal and shorter wait times for incoming patrons.



Playing slow music led to A) significantly more time spent in the store and B) a significant increase (32%) in gross product sales when compared to behavior when fast music was playing.

Nathan Hanson's curator insight, March 6, 2:07 PM

This was an interesting topic on how different tempo, loudness and style effects customers in businesses the softer and slower it is. The more likely a customer is to buy more than if the music is higher paced or loud.   

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Why Some People See Sound

Why Some People See Sound | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

"Some people may actually see sounds, say researchers who found this odd ability is possible when the parts of the brain devoted to vision are small.

 

These findings points to a clever strategy the brain might use when vision is unreliable, investigators added."

 


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An experience to be remembered !

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This World's curator insight, June 17, 2013 3:30 PM

Some colourful insights !

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“Music Tickles Our Mental Faculties”

“Music Tickles Our Mental Faculties” | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

".... Pinker was probably right when he wrote: 'I suspect music is auditory cheesecake, an exquisite confection crafted to tickle the sensitive spots of...our mental faculties.' Or, to express his idea less graphically: music affects our brains at specific places, thereby stimulating the production of unique substances that have a pleasurable effect on our mood."

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mmmm "auditory cheesecake", may I have another piece !

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Music and the Mind: Turning the Cognition Key, Observer Online (10-21-2004), Northwestern University

Music and the Mind: Turning the Cognition Key, Observer Online (10-21-2004), Northwestern University | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

"You go to a concert with someone you know. You both hear the same music played by the same performers. But when you talk about it on the way out, you wonder if you were at two different concerts.  Of course there’s an objective reality, but what varies from person to person are the mental processes,” says Richard Ashley, the School of Music’s codirector of graduate studies, associate professor of music cognition and theory, and coordinator of the music cognition program. “Music cognition is about trying to understand the mechanisms — both psychological and physiological — that allow musical experiences to take place."

 

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It may be possible therefore that the music we hear is only in the 'ears of the beholder'  ! ? ! ?

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What Is it About Music That Triggers All of These Emotions?

What Is it About Music That Triggers All of These Emotions? | the psychology of music | Scoop.it
Real feel or social construction? Where does the mood of your music come from?
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Some interesting points are raised in this article about music and emotions.

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What Color Do You Feel?

What Color Do You Feel? | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

"For music, it turns out that humans are really wired to associate the emotions they feel with colors ...... . Scientists in UC Berkeley found this out when they subjected 100 participants to 3 experiments making them listen to 18 pieces of classical music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johannes Brahms (that differed in being slow, medium, fast and in major and minor keys) and made them pick the color they “see” from a palette of 37."

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It is a colourful hypothesis, but colour could also be in th eye of the beholder ?

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