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Mozart For Memory: How Listening To Classical Music Helps Students Achieve Higher Grades

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May 15, 2020 … WACO, Texas — Researchers at Baylor University may have unlocked a melodic mechanism students can use to boost their grades in school. They find that listening to music during a lecture and then listening to the same music again while sleeping that night boosted students’ grades on an exam the next day. For the study, the…

Bach for business? Listening to classical music at work boosts productivity, study finds

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Nov 21, 2019 … LONDON — The next time you’re struggling to finish up a task at work, throwing on some Bach or Beethoven may be a worth a try. That’s the main conclusion of an experiment on British workers that found listening to classical music at work can improve productivity by 15%. An initial survey of 2,000 U.K. employees…

Musical preferences unite personalities worldwide, study reveals

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Jun 06, 2022 … CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom — In today’s divisive times, maybe all we really need is music. Musical preferences unite personalities worldwide, according to new research involving more than 50 countries. A team from the University of Cambridge shows how different singers and songs appeal to similar personality types across the globe. For example, Ed Sheeran’s song “Shivers”…

‘Mozart effect’ offers hope that music can help treat drug-resistant seizure disorders

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Mar 16, 2021 … PISA, Italy — Epilepsy is a surprisingly common neurological disorder affecting nearly one in 100 people worldwide. Many find relief through drugs, but for almost one-third of epilepsy patients, pharmaceuticals do not stop seizures that can range from barely noticeable to totally debilitating. If drugs can’t help, could music be the answer? Researchers from the…

Music lessons don’t make kids smarter, study finds

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Jul 30, 2020 … Study authors declare that “teaching music with the sole intent of enhancing a child’s cognitive or academic skills may be pointless.” LONDON — Parents who think guitar or piano lessons will help their child’s academic performance may end up singing the blues themselves, according to a surprising new study. Researchers from both Japan and England conclude…

Study: Every Heart Beats To Its Own Rhythm When We’re Listening To Music

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May 21, 2020 … SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” While that may be true, it turns out that music speaks to each person differently. A team of European researchers looked at the heart rhythms of a few individuals while they listened to a classical music concert, and they found…

Study: Minds of jazz musicians unlock answers to the origins of creativity

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Apr 05, 2020 … PHILADELPHIA — Neuroscientists have long wondered if there is a “creativity center” in the brain. The two hemispheres of the brain serve different functions, and the left brain/right brain theory says that people have a dominant side to their brain. Left-brained people are analytical and methodical in their thinking while right-brained people are artistic and…

Performance booster: High-tempo music can make exercise easier, more beneficial

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Feb 03, 2020 … VERONA, Italy — Many gym-goers feel like they can’t properly work out without a pair of headphones and their favorite tunes. Now, a new study is validating their approach to fitness, at least concerning more upbeat, high-tempo songs. Researchers from the University of Verona in Italy have found evidence that engaging, fast paced songs can actually…

From joy to triumph, study finds music evokes 13 key emotions in listeners

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Jan 08, 2020 … BERKELEY, Calif. — Music often does a great job of saying what simple words struggle to convey, and you probably have a favorite song for whenever you’re feeling sad, looking for a pick me up, etc. Now, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have performed an extensive analysis on over 2,500 individuals’ emotional responses to…

Melodic minds: Smart people learn music faster, study indicates

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Nov 18, 2019 … EAST LANSING, Mich. — The term “musical genius” is usually thrown around in reference to well known and groundbreaking musicians and song writers like Mozart or Chopin. However, according to the results of a new study, high intellect may be far more common among musicians than many assume. After analyzing how a group of beginning pianists…

Turn that down! Listening to music disturbs creativity, study finds

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Sep 19, 2019 … LANCASHIRE, England — From Mozart to Metallica, tons of people enjoy listening to various types of music while they paint, write, or draw. Many believe that music helps boost creativity, but an international study conducted by English and Swedish researchers is challenging that notion. Psychologists from Lancaster University, The University of Gävle, and The University of…

Magic in music: The future of data storage — Is your favorite playlist?

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Jul 10, 2019 … ZURICH — Imagine checking into your hotel room and hearing a song play. Within that song is the access data for the hotel’s WiFi network, and as soon as your smartphone’s built-in microphone picks up the song you’re connected to the hotel WiFi. It sounds farfetched, but two doctoral students in Zurich, Switzerland have developed a method…

Study: Students who play instruments, take music classes have better grades than peers

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Jun 26, 2019 … VANCOUVER, British Columbia — High school music courses frequently fall victim to budget cuts due to the general belief that other subjects, such as math or history, are more important to students’ education. However, a new study performed at the University of British Columbia finds that high schoolers enrolled in at least one musical course score…