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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…

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…

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…

‘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…

Brains Of Jazz & Classical Musicians Work Differently When Playing Piano

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Jan 26, 2018 … LEIPZIG, Germany — The brain activity of classical and jazz musicians are wildly different, even when they play the same piece of music, a new study finds. It all depends on how the musicians were trained, and how their brains were “wired” to absorb, translate, and create music. While the brain activity of musicians and…

Music Lessons Help Children Perform Better In School, Improve Their Cognitive Abilities

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May 30, 2018 … AMSTERDAM — If you’ve been weighing whether or not it would be worth signing your child up for piano or drum lessons, the results of a new study should sound like, what else: music to your ears. That’s because children who take music lessons were found to experience a significant boost in their cognitive abilities…

Study: Weaker Attention Spans To Blame For Pop Music Hits Being Shorter In Length

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Apr 10, 2017 … COLUMBUS, Ohio — While many meteorologists point to climate change reducing the chances of cold November rains in recent years, other scientists are working to figure out why the music world is less likely to hear power ballads like Guns N’ Roses’ “November Rain” on the radio these days. A new study finds that short…

Chimps Refuse To Go Ape When Zookeepers Play Music, Study Finds

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Apr 03, 2017 … YORK, England — In a popular children’s book entitled Cha Cha Chimps, a band of merry chimpanzees trade in their pajamas for “boogie woogie” pants and proceed to dance the night away at a local music club. It’s a popular anthropomorphic fantasy – animals acting and responding just like humans. But in most cases it’s…

Your brain activity changes based on emotions caused by music, MRI scans show

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Jan 02, 2021 … TURKU, Finland — Music can evoke a wide variety of different emotions in listeners. While some songs put a smile on our faces all day, other can bring us to tears in seconds! So, can your brain’s reaction to music reveal what kind of tunes you’re listening to? A new study finds researchers can actually…

Cool Kitties: Study Finds Specialized ‘Cat Music’ Calms Feline Nerves

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Feb 25, 2020 … BATON ROUGE, La. — Anyone who has ever had a pet cat knows how hard it can be to convince our feline friends to take a trip to the vet. Somehow, whenever that dreaded cat carrier comes out of the closet, cats know what’s coming and do their best to evade capture. Even once you’ve managed…

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…

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…

Listening to Mozart could prevent people with epilepsy from having seizures

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Jun 29, 2021 … VIENNA, Austria — Music has been shown to have healing properties and no composer has been connected to this more than Mozart. Now, scientists say that the 18th Century composer’s music is soothing to the brain and has an “anti-epileptic effect” which could potentially be prescribed as a therapy option. In a study, patients listening…

Best music in cinema: ‘Inception,’ ‘Harry Potter’ rank as the most iconic film scores

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Apr 12, 2021 … NEW YORK — There are plenty of iconic movie scenes throughout Hollywood’s history. However, there are also many film fans who can recognize their favorite flicks by the musical score alone. A new survey reveals “Harry Potter,” “Titanic,” and “Inception” top the charts as the three most recognizable film scores of all time. A study of…

‘Musical chills’: How your favorite songs send your brain into ‘pleasure overload’

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Nov 03, 2020 … BESANCON, France — At some point or another, we all have experienced that joyful sensation when our favorite song comes on the radio. It can change your whole mood, especially when “that moment” in every song hits and sends chills down your spine. So what causes this hair-raising jolt to the system? French researchers say…

Listening To Mozart Reduces Seizure Frequency In Study Of Patients With Epilepsy

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Jun 11, 2020 … TORONTO — About 20 years ago researchers first discovered that Mozart’s music can serve as a therapeutic for epilepsy patients. Researchers from Toronto Western Hospital are now taking this finding a step further. They say that Mozart’s composition, “Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, K. 448,” reduces the number of seizures seen in their…

Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ named the best driving song

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Sep 20, 2021 … LONDON — There’s nothing quite like going for a nice drive with some tunes on in the background. Of course, the question of which tune to play next can spark an argument all by itself. According to a new survey, you can’t go wrong with Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” In a poll of 2,000 adults, put together…

Playlist privacy issues? It takes just three songs to ID someone, researchers say

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Apr 29, 2021 … TEL AVIV, Israel — The collection of personal data is a hot topic these days. Now, even your music playlist may lead to privacy concerns. A new study finds companies like Apple and Spotify can infer a great deal about users by their song selections. Researchers at Tel-Aviv University report all they need is three songs…

Just 30 seconds of Mozart calms brain regions linked to seizures and epilepsy

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Sep 16, 2021 … HANOVER, N.H. — Listening to just 30 seconds of Mozart calms areas of the brain and can prevent seizures in people with medication-resistant epilepsy, a new study reveals. Researchers from Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine say the “Sonata for Two Pianos” in D Major (K 448) may have the power to reduce the epilepsy-related electrical…

Waking up to your favorite song can make you feel more alert, less groggy

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Apr 14, 2021 … MELBOURNE, Australia — What’s the first thing you do when the alarm clock goes off each morning? Take a shower? Make some coffee? For some, the answer is probably hit the snooze button. A new study finds many people deal with “sleep inertia,” the feeling of grogginess and lack of alertness from simply not being ready…