News tagged with music
(Medical Xpress) -- People find alcohol sweeter in noisy environments, which might drown out our ability to judge how much were drinking, according to new research.
Health Dec 15, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (15) | 1 |
A first-of-its kind series of brain studies shows how an adult learning a foreign language can come to use the same brain mechanisms as a native speaker. The research also demonstrates that the kind of exposure you have to ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 28, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (11) | 5 |
A little music training in childhood goes a long way in improving how the brain functions in adulthood when it comes to listening and the complex processing of sound, according to a new Northwestern University ...
Neuroscience Aug 21, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (10) | 3 |
Those childhood music lessons could pay off decades later - even for those who no longer play an instrument by keeping the mind sharper as people age, according to a preliminary study published by the ...
Neuroscience Apr 20, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (8) | 2 |
A new study reveals what happens in our brain when we decide to purchase a piece of music when we hear it for the first time. The study, conducted at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The ...
Neuroscience Apr 11, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (8) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Contrary to the prevailing theories that music and language are cognitively separate or that music is a byproduct of language, theorists at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music and the University ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (7) | 1 |
Progressive deafness profoundly influenced Beethoven's compositions, prompting him to choose lower-frequency notes as his condition worsened, scientists said on Tuesday.
Other Dec 20, 2011 | 4 / 5 (8) | 2
Young people at risk of depression are more likely to listen habitually and repetitively to heavy metal music. University of Melbourne researcher Dr Katrina McFerran has found.
Health Oct 20, 2011 | 2.2 / 5 (14) | 18
(Medical Xpress)—In the first large-scale review of 400 research papers in the neurochemistry of music, a team led by Prof. Daniel J. Levitin of McGill University's Psychology Dept. has been able to show ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 28, 2013 | 4.4 / 5 (7) | 0
Social class is more than just how much money you have. It's also the clothes you wear, the music you like, the school you go toand has a strong influence on how you interact with others, according to the authors of ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 08, 2011 | 5 / 5 (6) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Most people dont like things to be too perfect and this may well apply to the music they enjoy. Since no musician plays absolutely in time, electronically generated ...
Neuroscience Oct 28, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (6) | 2 |
Age-related delays in neural timing are not inevitable and can be avoided or offset with musical training, according to a new study from Northwestern University. The study is the first to provide biological evidence that ...
Neuroscience Jan 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- At a recent meeting at the Society for Neuroscience in Washington DC, researchers revealed a case of herpesviral encephalitis that had destroyed areas of a 71-year-old cellists brain. The man, known ...
Neuroscience Nov 15, 2011 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 4 |
(Medical Xpress) -- It turns out mom was right. Music lessons are good for you, and those benefits may last a lifetime.
Neuroscience Jul 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Naturally, our brain activity waxes and wanes. When listening, this "oscillation" synchronizes to the sounds we are hearing. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute have found that this ...
Neuroscience Nov 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 7 |
Music is an art form whose medium is sound. Common elements of music are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. The word derives from Greek μουσική (mousike), "(art) of the Muses".
The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of music vary according to culture and social context. Music ranges from strictly organized compositions (and their recreation in performance), through improvisational music to aleatoric forms. Music can be divided into genres and subgenres, although the dividing lines and relationships between music genres are often subtle, sometimes open to individual interpretation, and occasionally controversial. Within "the arts", music may be classified as a performing art, a fine art, and auditory art.
To many people in many cultures music is an important part of their way of life. Greek philosophers and ancient Indian philosophers defined music as tones ordered horizontally as melodies and vertically as harmonies. Common sayings such as "the harmony of the spheres" and "it is music to my ears" point to the notion that music is often ordered and pleasant to listen to. However, 20th-century composer John Cage thought that any sound can be music, saying, for example, "There is no noise, only sound." According to musicologist Jean-Jacques Nattiez, "the border between music and noise is always culturally defined—which implies that, even within a single society, this border does not always pass through the same place; in short, there is rarely a consensus.... By all accounts there is no single and intercultural universal concept defining what music might be, except that it is 'sound through time'."
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