Do the brains of different people listening to the same piece of music actually respond in the same way? An imaging study by Stanford University School of Medicine scientists says the answer is yes, which may in part explain why music plays such a big role in our social existence. The investigators used functional magnetic resonance imaging to identify a distributed network of several brain structures whose activity levels waxed and waned in a strikingly similar pattern among study participants as they listened to classical music they'd never heard before. The results will be published online April 11 in the European Journal of Neuroscience . "We spend a lot of time listening to music—often in groups, and often in conjunction with synchronized movement and dance," said Vinod Menon, PhD, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and the study's senior author. New study shows different brains have similar responses to music
Musicians spot mistakes more quickly and more accurately than non-musicians - Science - News The study, led by Dr Ines Jentzsch for the University of St Andrews, tested the cognitive abilities of musicians and non-musicians, with the research concluding that learning an instrument could “slow or even prevent” the mental decline associated with aging. The research, published in the journal Neuropsychologia, draws particular attention to the skills learnt in musical performance. When playing pieces to an audience or to themselves musicians must demonstrate heightened awareness of their actions: continually monitoring their playing through auditory feedback and rapidly adjusting their movements to anticipate possible mistakes.
How music changes our brains Music has never been more accessible. Just a decade ago, we were lugging around clunky portable CD players that weighed as much as a hardcover book and would skip whenever we made any sudden movement. Now our entire record collection (and thanks to new companies like Spotify, almost any other song on the planet) can fit into our phones. We can listen to music nonstop — on our commute, at work, at the gym and everywhere else we might want to. But what is this explosion of sound doing to our brains? In their new book, “Healing at the Speed of Sound,” Don Campbell, an author who has written extensively about music and health, and Alex Doman, a specialist in technology in brain function, take an extensive survey about what the latest neuroscientific findings tell us about music and the brain.
curiosly it haven't kept the complete link :
curiosly it haven't kept the complete link :
http://www.salon.com/2011/10/23/how_music_warps_our_minds/ by Jan 29
Healing at the Speed of Sound: How What We Hear Transforms Our Brains and ... - Don Campbell, Alex Doman - Google Books
Can Music Be More Effective Than Drugs? Huh. So listening to good music after a failed romance was actually good for me. Good to know. That, and I know for sure that the opposite is true, too. Sad music makes me feel sad.
We came across this article today and thought that it would be a great read for our viewers. It’s awesome information showing the true nature of our reality and how science is changing everyday, opening up to the possibilities of this reality. “Scientist Prove DNA Can Be Reprogrammed by Words and Frequencies By Grazyna Fosar and Franz Bludorf THE HUMAN DNA IS A BIOLOGICAL INTERNET and superior in many aspects to the artificial one.
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Can you hear shapes? Skilled at visual learning? Measure your musical-visual intelligence online! This is a completely new way to measure an often overlooked aspect of intelligence - I guarantee that you've never seen (or heard!) anything like it. Like the tonedeaf test, this test is purposefully made very hard, so even trained musicians rarely score above 90% correct.
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Reconstructing the structure of the world-wide music scene with Last.fm Inspired by the Internet mapping efforts of the Opte Project , I decided to investigate how does the network of musicians look like. Those ugly hairballs below are the results. Okay, they do not look as nice as the Internet maps, but the tree-like structure of the Internet must have helped a lot to create those fancy maps . There's a menu up there. Check out the rest of this website if you are interested in technical details or if you want to waste a lot of time . Reconstructing the structure of the world-wide music scene with Last.fm