Neuroscience

Rhythm on the brain, and why we can't stop dancing

Music and dance are far from idle pastimes. They are universal forms of expression and deeply rewarding activities that fulfil diverse social functions. Both feature in all the world's cultures and throughout history.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Team explores links between grammar, rhythm

A child's ability to distinguish musical rhythm is related to his or her capacity for understanding grammar, according to a recent study from a researcher at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

Neuroscience

Melody modulates choir members' heart rate

When people sing in a choir their heart beats are synchronised, so that the pulse of choir members tends to increase and decrease in unison. This has been shown by a study from the Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg ...

Neuroscience

Coloring musical rhythms with colored noise

(Medical Xpress) -- Most people don’t 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 rhythms are ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Keep the beat say, rhythm researchers

Why we do move when we hear good music? Researchers at McMaster University have found that tapping to the beat measurably enriches the listening experience, broadening our capacity to understand timing and rhythm.

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