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April 28, 2015

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April 28, 2015

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

Mar. 13, 2015 — Although listening to music is common in all societies, the biological determinants of listening to music are largely unknown. According to a new study, listening to classical music enhanced the ... 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

Feb. 2, 2015 — Scientists have found some of the strongest evidence yet that musical training in younger years can prevent the decay in speech listening skills in later life. "Musical activities are an ... read more

Dec. 23, 2014 — In a study called 'the largest investigation of the association between playing a musical instrument and brain development,' a child psychiatry team has found that musical training might ... read more

How Music Class Can Spark Language Development

Dec. 16, 2014 — Music training has well-known benefits for the developing brain, especially for at-risk children. But youngsters who sit passively in a music class may be missing out, according to new research. In a ... 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. 20, 2014 — Metal heads, jazz purists and folkies may have more in common musically than you imagined. A new study sheds light on the shared ways in which humans perceive ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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