The Pointy End

Why are pop songs getting sadder than they used to be?

A straightforward way to measure the emotional content of a text is just to count how many emotion words are present.

AEON

Listening To Classical Music Makes Us More Generous

Economic games are often used by psychologists to study questions regarding human decision-making.

Forbes

Name that tune

The human brain can recognize a familiar song within 100 to 300 milliseconds, highlighting the deep hold favorite tunes have on our memory.

Science Daily

Connaissez-vous la « paralysie musicale » ?

Vous faites toujours tourner la même playlist chez vous ou sur votre smartphone ? Oui ! Vous êtes tout simplement atteintes de « paralysie musicale ».

Biba

Music takes 13 minutes to ‘release sadness’ and 9 to make you happy

The fascinating new research proves that music heals and suggests that in future, music could be prescribed to help us focus, feel happier, relax and overcome sadness.

Classic FM

Computer Algorithm Can Identify Unique Dancing Characteristics

Researchers at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Music Research at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland have been using motion capture technology to study people and dancing over the last few years. It is being used as a way to better understand the connection between music and individuals.

Unite

Spotify wants your pet to listen to music too

Spotify is rolling out a playlist generator for your dogs, cats, hamsters, birds and iguanas.

CNN

‘Deaf’ genius Beethoven was able to hear his final symphony after all

Musicologist uncovers evidence that, contrary to established belief, the great composer retained some hearing in his final years.

The Guardian

Se réveiller en musique améliorerait notre niveau de vigilance

Le choix de la sonnerie du réveil pourrait influencer notre niveau de vigilance de manière plus ou moins négative selon le type de son sélectionné, suggère une nouvelle étude australienne publiée fin janvier.

Doctissimo


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