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February 23, 2017

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Dec. 12, 2016 — Mozart may enhance a man's performance in board games - while AC/DC may hinder their chances, according to new ... read more

What Makes Bach Sound Like Bach? New Dataset Teaches Algorithms Classical Music

Nov. 30, 2016 — MusicNet is the first publicly available large-scale classical music dataset designed to allow machine learning algorithms to tackle a wide range of open challenges -- from automated music ... read more

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Nov. 3, 2016 — Anybody who's taken a teen to shop at Abercrombie & Fitch or Hollister is well aware of the scents and songs piped in to create an environment conducive to consumption and to help define ... read more

Scientists Can Listen to Proteins by Turning Data Into Music

Oct. 20, 2016 — Transforming data about the structure of proteins into melodies gives scientists a completely new way of analyzing the molecules that could reveal new insights into how they work -- by listening to ... read more

How Neuroscience Can Benefit the Learning and Performance of Music

Oct. 14, 2016 — Understanding the factors that impact on brain development and brain function in musicians can empower music teachers to unlock each learner’s full potential, a new study ... read more

The Mathematics of Music History

Oct. 6, 2016 — Experts have analyzed thousands of musical themes composed by French, Italian, and Austro-German composers living in 1600-1950. During these years, rhythmic variability in French music was initially ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — Dance and music training have even stronger effects on the brain than previously understood -- but in markedly different ways, say ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — During a two-year clinical trial on music therapy during breast biopsy procedures, the authors of this study gained information on potential benefits, challenges and methods of facilitating a ... read more

Aug. 23, 2016 — Music can have important effects on the cooperative spirits of those exposed to music, researchers report. A new article describes two studies they conducted to test the effect of different types of ... read more

Music Demonstrated to Alleviate Cancer Patients' Symptoms

Aug. 17, 2016 — A review looking at studies on the effect music interventions have on the treatment of cancer patients found treatment benefits for anxiety, pain, fatigue and overall quality of ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — In a new study, researchers found that the background music in shark documentaries affects viewers' perceptions of sharks. The researchers suggest that ominous background music could hinder ... read more

July 13, 2016 — Musical tastes are cultural, not hardwired in the brain, new research suggests. In a study of a remote Amazonian tribe called the Tsimane, whose members have little or no exposure to Western music, ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Parts of the inner ear that process sounds such as speech and music seem to work differently than other parts of the inner ear, researchers have ... read more

July 8, 2016 — Investigators have explored the theory behind the relationship between musical sound and body movement. Research shows that people tend to perceive affinities between sound and body motion when ... read more

People Can Hear the Difference in High Resolution Audio, Study Finds

June 27, 2016 — Listeners can hear a difference between standard audio and better than CD quality, known as high resolution audio, according to a new study. The study compared data from over 12,000 different trials ... read more

The Healing Powers of Music: Mozart and Strauss for Treating Hypertension

June 20, 2016 — The music of Mozart and Strauss is able to lower blood lipid concentrations and the heart rate. This is the result of a study of the effect of different musical genres on the cardiovascular ... read more

June 14, 2016 — Sad music can provide enjoyment, comfort or pain to different people, according to new research looking at the effects of melancholy songs on the ... read more

Brain Picks Up the Beat of Music Automatically

May 26, 2016 — A sense of rhythm is a uniquely human characteristic. Music cognition scientists discovered that the sense of rhythm – also known as the beat – is so fundamental to humans that we recognize ... read more

Could Sing-a-Long Science Be the Key to Straight A’s?

May 26, 2016 — Does “edutainment” such as content-rich music videos have any place in the rapidly changing landscape of science education?  A new study indicates that students can indeed learn serious science ... read more

Why Vocal Fry?

May 24, 2016 — Researchers are studying the lowest vocal register used by chorus singers to better understand the emotional properties of music. This lowest register is called vocal fry, and it sounds a little bit ... read more

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