Could Exposure To Training Be Making Musicians’ Brains More Symmetrical?

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We’ve already established that you can expect your brain to change in both structure and function when you engage in musical activity. This is particularly the case when you learn to play a musical instrument as it demands a high level of brain activity compared to other daily activities. For instance, when playing a piano […]

Are Musicians’ Brain Waves Really Better At Syncing With The Music?

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Scientists have found the group of people that might respond the most to music – musicians. As they spend more and more time around music, musicians’ brains increasingly become more synchronized with the rhythms. In a new study, New York University researchers isolated the rhythms in the brain that can coordinate with music. However, only […]

What’s The Link Between Your Musical Taste And Your Personality?

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For most of us, music is a part of our daily lives. Even if you do not intentionally put some music on, a family member or roommate may do it for you, or you might visit a store that’s playing background music. Whatever the case, we all have our musical preferences – there’s music that […]

Music Therapy Improves Social Skills and Learning in Children With Learning Disabilities

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The effects that music has on human beings are undeniable. In fact, with continued knowledge development, we continually discover the different ways in which music can benefit us and those around us. This is particularly the case for children born with learning disabilities that bring with them serious challenges to their mental and social development. […]

Creating Your Work Playlist: What Are The Most Important Considerations?

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Can music really be so loud you can’t hear yourself think? Well, according to research, it might be too loud to allow your creative juices flow. Studies have consistently shown that music triggers creative thinking. Here’s an example: Music could be an alternative to drugs as therapy for mental health issues, a report indicates. Based […]

Intellectual Fireworks: Does Listening or Playing Music Produce Superior Brain Power?

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The powerful effects of listening to music make it one of the best pastime activities to relax and have a good time alone or with friends and family. It therefore makes sense that the people that get the most of these benefits are those more actively involved in making and performing music – musicians. Here […]

Scientists Discover What Your Personality Has To Say About Your Musical Ability

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Researchers recently discovered a link between human personality and musical ability that applies even for people don’t play instruments. According to the study, people with open personalities – unusually curious, adventurous and willing to try out new things, are also more likely to be musically gifted. “We had expected to see that openness predicted musical […]

5 Little Known Ways in Which Music Education Empowers Humans

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If you are really into music, whether it is actually practicing or just listening to it, no doubt you have felt its positive effects time and again. It has long been a firm perception that musical education greatly improves the cognitive and psychological areas of human development. It is only recently that a lot of […]

Finally – Proof That The Brain’s Music Room Exists!

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Music pervades every kind of difference that exists between human beings. That’s why scientists have always wondered whether our brains have a common ‘music room’ that makes us respond to music. “It has been the subject of widespread speculation,” says Josh McDermott… “One of the core debates surrounding music is to what extent it has […]

Brain-Damaged Violinist Composes Music Thanks To Mind-Reading Technology

There’s nothing as devastating to a musician as being robbed of the ability to make music, but that is exactly what happened to Rosemary Johnson, 27 years ago. The 23-year old talented violinist was a member of the Welsh National Opera Orchestra and had a bright future as a world class musician when a devastating […]