The Pointy End

18-Year-Old Blind Pianist Prodigy Getting Studied by Scientists for His 'Remarkable' Talents

A blind jazz piano prodigy is taking the world by storm — so much so that scientists are studying his brain to figure out how he’s able to master those talents.

People

Troubled minds soothed by sound of music

Amid the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak, soothing music and voices are bringing comfort to those in Hubei province cities where lockdowns have been imposed.

China

The Sound Of The Hagia Sophia, More Than 500 Years Ago

Two scholars at Stanford have joined forces to recreate what a Christian choir might have sounded like inside Istanbul's Hagia Sophia before it became a mosque in the 1400s.

NPR

Coronavirus : quand la Chine invente le clubbing de chambre

Contraints de rester enfermés chez eux à cause de l’épidémie de coronavirus, certains fans et groupes de musique chinois organisent des sessions en direct sur les réseaux sociaux. Une manière de pallier l’absence totale de concerts dans le pays depuis fin janvier et de recréer au passage (un peu) de lien social.

Usbek & Rica

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


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