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New Music Strategy Shows 70 Per Cent Increase in Exercise Adherence

May 20, 2015 — The use of personalized music playlists with tempo-pace synchronization increases adherence to cardiac rehab by almost 70 per cent, according to a ... read more

Film Music Captivates Us

May 7, 2015 — Sound and music in films do more than merely enhance our experience of a film's narrative. They can also affect the ways in which we perceive ourselves and how we ... read more

May 5, 2015 — America's best teachers rap their algebra lessons, use music to teach Kafka and find other ways to use their own creative interests to teach their students, finds a new study. Examining the ... read more

Big Data Reveals Classical Music Creation Secrets

Apr. 30, 2015 — A new study uncovers how classical music composers collaborate, mix, and influence one another: Results show how culture evolves and predict the future of the recording market. A team of scientists ... read more

Music to the Ears of Dementia Suffers: Learning to Play Saxophone After Diagnosis

Mar. 24, 2015 — Researchers have revealed details of an usual case that offers new insights into frontotemporal dementia (FTD). The story revolves around a patient who, with no prior musical training, learned to ... read more

Product Placement, Branding Growing in Popular Music

Mar. 10, 2015 — As branding and advertising creep into almost every facet of life, a new study shows it's now making substantial inroads into popular music. The study examined in detail the yearly top 30 ... read more

What's on Your Surgeon's Playlist?

Dec. 11, 2014 — Music and medicine are deeply connected. But is operating to music a good idea? And, if so, what kind of music should theatre staff be listening ... read more

Nov. 12, 2014 — Computer scientists and musicologists have developed totally new software that allows you to put your own personal touch to your ... read more

Nov. 18, 2014 — Psychologists have demonstrated a link between musical training and long-term memory ... read more

Nov. 12, 2014 — Listening to jazz music while putting can boost your performance on the putting green, according to new research. While any kind of music improves performance compared to listening to no music at ... read more

Sweet Music or Sour Notes? Test Will Tell

Nov. 10, 2014 — Most people rarely sing publically outside of “Happy Birthday.” And since that particular song is usually offered as a group performance, even the reluctant join in, hoping their individual ... read more

Links Between Grammar, Rhythm Explored by Researchers

Nov. 5, 2014 — A child's ability to distinguish musical rhythm is related to his or her capacity for understanding grammar, according to a recent study. The study is the first of its kind to show an ... read more

When Hearing Aid Users Listen to Music, Less Is More

Oct. 27, 2014 — The type of sound processing that modern hearings aids provide to make speech more understandable for wearers may also make music enjoyment more difficult, according to a new study. The findings ... read more

Music Therapy Reduces Depression in Children, Adolescents

Oct. 23, 2014 — Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional problems, a study has ... read more

Take Note: Jazz and Silence Help Reduce Heart Rate After Surgery, Study Shows

Oct. 13, 2014 — Researchers are one step closer to confirming what people in New Orleans have known for decades: Jazz is good for you. Patients undergoing elective hysterectomies who listened to jazz music during ... read more

Feeling Fatigued While Driving? Don't Reach for Your Music

Sep. 29, 2014 — Drinking caffeinated beverages and listening to music are two popular fatigue-fighting measures that drivers take, but very few studies have tested the usefulness of those measures. New research ... read more

What Makes a Song Sing? Backup Singers

Sep. 29, 2014 — What made Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” a No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1983, and other songs, like Madonna’s 1999 “Nothing Really Matters,” flounder at 90 or below? New ... read more

Can Consumers Use an Easy Trick to Extend Wonderful Experiences, Shorten Bad Ones?

Sep. 16, 2014 — Many experiences rarely seem to last the right amount of time. Vacations feel too short, meetings seem too long, and bad dates never seem to end. A new study finds that simply categorizing ... read more

Community Music Programs Enhance Brain Function in at-Risk Children

Sep. 2, 2014 — The first direct evidence that a community music program for at-risk youth has a biological effect on children's developing nervous systems has been gained by researchers. Two years of music ... read more

Aug. 25, 2014 — The power of mathematics to open new possibilities in music has been demonstrated by scientists for years. Modern experiments with computer music are just the most recent ... read more

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