Songs in the Key of Life: The Linguistic Universals of Adapting Sound to Artistic Expression
Mar. 1, 2018 A new study of how tone languages are sung has implications for the way humans manipulate and adapt the sounds of their language to artistic ... read more
Jan. 22, 2018 How your brain responds to music listening can reveal whether you have received musical training, according to new research. By applying methods of computational music analysis and machine learning ... read more
Computational Study of World Music Outliers Reveals Countries With Distinct Recordings
Dec. 21, 2017 Botswana is the country with the most distinct musical recordings around the world while China has the most distinct recordings in relation to its neighbours, according to ... read more
Repetition Can Make Sounds Into Music
Dec. 4, 2017 New research shows that listeners perceive repeated environmental sounds as ... read more
Nov. 6, 2017 Relational factors in music therapy can contribute to a positive outcome of therapy for children with ... read more
Lively Tunes Boost Sales in Crowded Stores
Aug. 29, 2017 If a store is crowded, people tend to buy more if the sound system is playing a fast-paced song rather than a ballad. That's what a team of researchers found in a field experiment across a chain ... read more
A Song's Structure Can Be Linked to Its Popularity
Aug. 23, 2017 Music can elicit strong emotions, which can be hard to describe. A new study has found that a simple change in harmonic structure can contribute to our preference for certain songs. Analyzing the ... read more
Aug. 16, 2017 How do we detect the meaning of music? We may gain some insights by looking at an unlikely source -- sign language -- a newly released linguistic analysis ... read more
Music Therapy Helps People With Parkinson's Build Strength Through Song
Aug. 2, 2017 A music therapy class is helping people with Parkinson's disease build strength through song. A new study shows singing improves the muscles used for swallowing and respiratory control -- two ... read more
July 27, 2017 Playing a musical instrument throughout life improves the connection between the hearing area and the motor zone, as revealed by a new study. The research, performed through the analysis of the brain ... read more
Creating Music by Thought Alone
July 12, 2017 Neurologists have created a hands-free, thought-controlled musical instrument. They hope that this new instrument will help empower and rehabilitate patients with motor disabilities such as those ... read more
Learning With Music Can Change Brain Structure
July 6, 2017 Using musical cues to learn a physical task significantly develops an important part of the brain, according to a new ... read more
New Approach to Teaching Music Improvisation Enhances Creativity
June 21, 2017 New research looks at developing processes for musical improvisation that enhance ... read more
June 20, 2017 How did music begin? Did our early ancestors first start by beating things together to create rhythm, or use their voices to sing? What types of instruments did they use? Has music always been ... read more
Music Sessions Can Help Millions Who Struggle to Speak to Lead a Richer Life
June 14, 2017 Music could be used to transform the lives of millions of people with learning difficulties, dementia, strokes, brain damage and autism and their families, according to new ... read more
Sexual Stereotypes Can Lead to Unhealthy Sexual Relationships
June 12, 2017 Female college students who believe women are subservient and who endorse music media's degradation of women are more likely to be involved in an unhealthy sexual ... read more
June 1, 2017 A recent study uncovered a crucial piece into why playing a musical instrument can help older adults retain their listening skills and ward off age-related cognitive ... read more
How Listening to Music in a Group Influences Depression
May 24, 2017 New research takes a closer look at how music influences the mood in people suffering from depression, and examines what factors might affect whether listening to sad music in group settings provides ... read more
May 23, 2017 Listening to music from other cultures furthers one's pro-diversity beliefs, new research concludes. The findings have important implications for music education, K-12 education and efforts to ... read more
Men Sing About Dating and Sex More Often Than Women
May 17, 2017 A new analysis of popular song lyrics from 1960 through 2008 reveals that men sing about both romantic love and sex more often than women. However, female artists sing about romantic love in a higher ... read more
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