Latest Music cognition Stories

How Does The Brain Recognize Familiar Music?
2014-03-12 15:25:15

McGill University McGill research reveals how motor networks help us know whether we've previously heard a tune Research from McGill University reveals that the brain's motor network helps people remember and recognize music that they have performed in the past better than music they have only heard. A recent study by Prof. Caroline Palmer of the Department of Psychology sheds new light on how humans perceive and produce sounds, and may pave the way for investigations into whether motor...

Brain's Reward System Responsible For Love, Or Hatred, Of Music
2014-03-06 15:28:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some of us obsess over music – collecting stacks of vinyl and vintage guitars – others could care less. According to a new study, the pleasure we get, or don’t get, from music is based on the innate reward system in our own brain. In the study, which is published in the journal Current Biology, a team of Spanish and Canadian researchers found that some people who feel pleasure in other ways simply can’t get it out of...

ronan sea lion
2014-02-16 05:10:18

[ Watch the Video: Beat Keeping in a California Sea Lion ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The California sea lion that originally became an Internet sensation last year because of the way she bobbed her head in time with music was the focus of research presented by scientists Saturday at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago. Ronan, who lives at Long Marine Laboratory at the University of...

Rhythm Linked With Language In Brain
2013-09-18 11:24:07

[ Watch the Video: Rhythm And Reading Go Hand In Hand ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Northwestern University have found that people who can keep a beat are more responsive to speech neurologically than those with less rhythm, according to a report published in this week’s Journal of Neuroscience. Study author Nina Kraus, a professor at Northwestern University and head of the Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory, pointed out that previous research...

2009-03-03 16:58:45

Musicians, who use all their senses to practice and perform a musical piece, have auditory systems finely tuned to emotions, U.S. researchers suggest. Previous research has indicated that musicians demonstrate greater sensitivity to the nuances of emotion in speech, Richard Ashley, associate professor of music cognition at Northwestern University, says in a statement. Thirty right-handed men and women, between the ages of 19 and 35, with and without music training participated in the...

2008-08-26 15:00:44

New York researchers say a new test shows that more humans have "perfect pitch" than expected. The ability to recognize and remember a tone without a reference is much more common than commonly believed, say researchers at the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Their findings were presented Wednesday in Sapporo, Japan, at the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition and described in a news release Tuesday....

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