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Ooh là là! Music evokes at least 13 emotions. Scientists have mapped them

January 9, 2020

The “Star-Spangled Banner” stirs pride. Ed Sheeran’s “The Shape of You” sparks joy. And “ooh là là!” best…
New program uses music to treat mental and physical issues

August 21, 2019

Until research studied the matter, the idea that music could be therapeutic was just that. An idea. Now…
Dancin’ to the Music: More than Just Exercise

August 7, 2019

“Music evokes emotion, and emotion can bring with it memory… it brings back the feeling of life when…
Music Can Be a Viable Alternative to Medications in Reducing Anxiety Before Anesthesia Procedures

July 30, 2019

Music is a viable alternative to sedative medications in reducing patient anxiety prior to an anesthesia procedure, according…
Music helps hearing-impaired children to learn language skills

June 28, 2019

Music really is a universal language. All people regardless of their age and socioeconomic status can enjoy some…
Making music from proteins

June 27, 2019

Composers string notes of different pitch and duration together to create music. Similarly, cells join amino acids with…
Listening to loud music may quickly cause irreversible damage to your hearing.
Our brains appear uniquely tuned for musical pitch

June 11, 2019

In the eternal search for understanding what makes us human, scientists found that our brains are more sensitive…
Can music slow mental decline? Rice researchers aim to find out

March 27, 2019

Can music therapy slow the progression of degenerative brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia while promoting…
Violent Music does not Desensitise Fans to Violence, but Inspires Joy, Study Finds

March 13, 2019

People ­– and especially parents – have been concerned with the effects of seemingly violent music on the…
Music captivates listeners and synchronizes their brainwaves

March 13, 2019

Music has the ability to captivate us; when listeners engage with music, they follow its sounds closely, connecting…
Can music improve anxiety and depression for people with memory disorders?

January 15, 2019

In a small L-shaped classroom with a piano tucked into the corner, on the fourth floor of the Curtis…
FSU’S medical music therapy for vulnerable babies to expand

January 10, 2019

Critically ill babies fighting for their lives will now benefit from the services of Florida State University’s world-renowned…
3D-printed robot hand ‘plays’ the piano

December 21, 2018

Scientists have developed a 3D-printed robotic hand which can play simple musical phrases on the piano by just…
Music improves social communication in autistic children

November 12, 2018

Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children’s social…
Brains of musicians respond to music differently, but only when they hear the kind of music they create

September 9, 2018

New things that you learn change your perspective on life – this is not new information to you.…
Keeping the beat: Turtle shells served as symbolic musical instruments for indigenous cultures

September 6, 2018

Turtles served as more than tasty treats for many Native American tribes throughout North America. In fact, turtle…
Musical Improvisation in the Brain

August 9, 2018

Imagine you’re at a concert, and in the middle of a song, the band slowly gets quiet. Instruments…
Raspberry Pi: Sync modular synths and electronic instruments with a DIY kit

August 7, 2018

The Raspberry Pi community is wonderfully collaborative, with people all over the world supporting each other to make…
What happens when acoustics science meets music?

August 5, 2018

The effects of science are not often visible in the real life. Even though it is impossible to…
Raspberry Pi: Your own Grand Theft Auto San Andreas radio

July 11, 2018

Relive the San Andreas glory days with this Grand Theft Auto radio built by Raphaël Yancey. Raphaël Yancey…
How music lessons can improve language skills

June 26, 2018

Many studies have shown that musical training can enhance language skills. However, it was unknown whether music lessons…
Sharks can acquire a taste for jazz music

May 9, 2018

While for many people sharks bring to mind the Jaws theme music, it seems sharks themselves prefer jazz.   Far from mindless eating…
Invent new sounds with Google’s NSynth Super

April 23, 2018

Discover new sounds and explore the role of machine learning in music production and sound research with the NSynth…
Innovative UI concert adds chemistry, physics to the equation

April 11, 2018

Joining a double bass and percussion instruments on stage in the Voxman Music Building were items that looked…
Pain task force endorses alternatives to opioids

February 1, 2018

Acupuncture, tai chi, yoga, music therapy, massage and mindfulness, once considered alternative therapies, have earned the endorsement of a…
Musical Patterns Highly Similar across Cultures, Indicating another Universal Human Trait

January 27, 2018

Music is a crucial feature of every known human culture, with different types of instrumental and vocal arrangements…
The brains of jazz and classical pianists work differently

January 23, 2018

A musician’s brain is different to that of a non-musician. Making music requires a complex interplay of various…
New research links hallucinations to musical aptitude

December 18, 2017

New research published in Schizophrenia Research conducted at the University of Liverpool links brain structure to an individual’s likelihood of…
Piano Learning Strip

October 20, 2017

China’s One Music Group introduced a Piano Hi-Lite, an LED light strip that can sit at the back of…
Smart Rings Put Music at Your Fingertips

September 7, 2017

Specdrums ring is a smart ring that wirelessly connects to a smartphone running a accompanied app and transforms…
Patient Plays Saxophone While Surgeons Remove Brain Tumor

August 30, 2017

Music is not only a major part of Dan Fabbio’s life, as a music teacher it is his…
With automatic transcription, musicians can save themselves the treble

August 4, 2017

Imagine listening to a live jazz improvisation. Moved by what you hear, you decide to try to reproduce…
Cassette Tape As A Digital Music Player

July 12, 2017

The Mixxtape is a portable Bluetooth music player that looks like ordinary cassette and plays in an old-school…
Scientists put molecular spin on guitar sound

July 11, 2017

What business do nanochemists have creating products for rock guitarists? A potential $100M worth, as it turns out.…
Learning with music stimulates the brain, says a new study

July 8, 2017

Learning new skills is very satisfying, but the process can be very challenging. Doing manual tasks when you…
If you build it, they will learn

May 8, 2017

It’s not necessary to have a physics student on hand when assembling a digital practice carillon—straight out of…
Minimalist Turntable Looks Like a Wheel

March 21, 2017

The company Miniot in the Netherlands launched the turntable, called Wheel which have tonearm and phono cartridge hidden within…
The mysteries of music—and the key of data

March 7, 2017

There’s much that’s mysterious about music. “We don’t really have a good understanding of why people like music…
Study of microtuning suggests musical scales may have developed to accommodate vocal limitations

February 28, 2017

For singers and their audiences, being “in tune” might not be as important as we think. The fact…
Play an instrument? You probably react faster, too

January 11, 2017

Could learning to play a musical instrument help the elderly react faster and stay alert? Quite likely, according…
How the brain perceives rhythm

January 6, 2017

When it comes to perceiving music, the human brain is much more tuned in to certain types of…
Portable Wireless Record Player

December 29, 2016

The RokBlok is a portable wireless record player that drives around vinyl surface in circles, with a needle on…
Small and Powerful Surface Sound Speaker

December 28, 2016

Cisor is designed to be the smallest and powerful portable wireless speaker. Instead of sending sound waves through the…
Pocket-sized Musical Instrument For experimenting With Sounds

December 28, 2016

The Gecho is a polyphonic synthesizer/looper designed for users who can choose to physically interact with the tiny synth-in-a-box,…
Oxytocin improves synchronisation in leader-follower interaction

December 12, 2016

A new study from Center for Music in the Brain (MIB) shows that participants receiving oxytocin – a…
What makes Bach sound like Bach? New dataset teaches algorithms classical music

December 1, 2016

The composer Johann Sebastian Bach left behind an incomplete fugue upon his death, either as an unfinished work…
Follow Lights on the Fretboard of Your Own Guitar

November 9, 2016

To learn playing guitar can be hard, having constantly look to teaching aid and back again can be…
Virtual Musical Instrument for Flexible Phones

October 25, 2016

Researchers from Human Media Lab have developed a device that is virtual musical instrument for flexible smartphones. It…
Fire Dancing Bluetooth Speaker

August 30, 2016

The Fireside Audiobox is a Bluetooth-enabled audio player with flames that respond to a music. The lightweight, self-contained audio system…
Modular Keyboard Lets You Have As Many Keys As You Want

August 30, 2016

Kombos is a modular keyboard that allow you to work with as many sets of keys as you…
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