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Decoding Music's Resonance: Researcher and Performer Parag Chordia (Op-Ed)
Parag Chordia, music
April 8th, 2014
From insights into the mind are emerging new apps that attempt to turn everyone into a music performer.
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Can Animals Keep A Beat?
beat, rhythm, animals
February 26th, 2014
Apart from humans, most animals cannot respond to rhythm.
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How Musicians Prevent Chaos In A String Quartet
Diagram of how a string quartet works together
January 29th, 2014
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New Tattoo Makes Sweet Music
tattoo that makes music
March 21st, 2014
A new visual art project uses a sensor that crawls across the skin to read out and play music that is inked into the flesh.
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Brain Imaging Shows the Language of Music
Male Piano Player
February 19th, 2014
When jazz musicians let their creativity flow and improvise melodies, they use parts of their brains typically associated with spoken language — specifically, regions that help people interpret syntax or the structure of sentences, a new study finds.
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Musical Training Has Positive, Long-Term Effects on Brain Function
even a small amount of music training benefits the brain long-term
December 3rd, 2013
Researcher Nina Kraus has found a positive impact on long-term brain functions in people with as few as four years of musical training.
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Odd Hallucination: Woman Hears Forgotten Songs
worried, anxiety, stress, moms
August 20th, 2013
Researchers describe a woman who started having musical hallucinations. She did not recognize the songs in her head, but when she sang or hummed them for her husband, he identified them as popular tunes.
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Why Some People Don't Like Music
March 6th, 2014
Some people just don't enjoy music, even though they can experience pleasure in other ways.
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Beatlemania Hit 50 Years Ago but Why Did It Drive Girls So Mad?
The Beatles, Beatelmania
February 10th, 2014
This Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of John, Paul, George, and Ringo’s debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in the US. But what was it about?
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Music Could Track Human Migrations
aboriginal taiwanese dance at a baseball game.
November 13th, 2013
More closely related indigenous populations in Taiwan tend to have more similar music, suggesting that music could be used to trace human history.
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