Pediatrics

Mothers and infants connect through song

As one of the first records of human music, infant-directed singing permeates cultural boundaries and parenting traditions. Unlike other forms of caregiving, the act of mothers singing to infants is a universal behavior that ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Regular practice may be key to singing on pitch

If you've ever been told that you're "tone deaf" or "can't carry a tune," don't give up.  New research out of Northwestern University suggests that singing accurately is not so much a talent as a learned skill that can decline ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Sweet music or sour notes? The test will tell

Most people rarely sing publically outside of a duty-bound rendition of "Happy Birthday." And since that particular song is usually offered as a group performance, even the reluctant join in the spirit of the occasion, hoping ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researcher hits high note with language study

Fernanda Ferreira's family emigrated from Portugal to Canada when she was very young. There, like most Canadian children, she learned French in school.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Just sing!

A new computer program can automatically extract the vocals from a random collection of mp3 music files and classify each track depending on whether the singer is male or female, a trained singer, a semi-professional or an ...

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