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Music Really Does Make You Smarter — A Lot Smarter

By | Wed, 06/18/2014 - 14:28

People who play music not only have higher IQs, but also better problem-solving and multitasking skills than people who don't, a new study shows.

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Pop Songs Help Brain-Injured Patients Remember

By | Mon, 12/23/2013 - 13:32

A study found that a majority of brain-injured patients had clearer memories when they were exposed to music that was popular at a time when they would have been around to hear it on the radio.


Music Eases Chronic Pain: Simon & Garfunkel, Fleetwood Mac Songs Among The Most Relaxing

By | Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:00

Listening to music may promote relaxation and well-being for people living with chronic pain.

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Children’s Hospital Patients Cover Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ In Touching Video [VIDEO]

By | Wed, 10/23/2013 - 09:36

Patients and staff at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock give a spirited rendition of Katy Perry's hit song 'Roar.'

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Music Makes Women Drink Faster By Obscuring The Strength Of Alcohol

By | Thu, 10/17/2013 - 12:08

In a series of related studies, researchers explored alcohol and environment, discovering that music makes women drink faster.

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Music Reduces Perceived Physical Exertion While Exercising: Is Your Playlist Impacting Your Workout?

By | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 17:38

Researchers study music’s relationship to physical exertion, and how listening to music while exercising affects stress and strain.

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Could Glorification Of Alcohol In Music Influence Teens To Drink More?

By | Mon, 09/30/2013 - 18:08

With teens listening to more than two hours of music every day, the glorification of alcohol and excessive drinking could lead more to begin drinking, even as direct marketing doesn't target them, a study says.


Musicians Have Sharper Minds And Are Better Problem Solvers

By | Fri, 09/27/2013 - 14:44

Picking up a musical instrument could improve your mental awareness and help you avoid illness or age-related brain deterioration.

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Creating Music May Help Children With Cooperation And Problem-Solving Skills

By | Sun, 09/08/2013 - 14:41

Children who sang and made music were more likely to help out with tasks and improve problem solving skills, according to a new study.

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New Teen Drivers More Likely To Be Distracted When Listening To Their Favorite Music

By | Sat, 08/24/2013 - 18:29

Although music isn't bad for all drivers, new teen drivers were more likely to make errors and be distracted while listening to their favorite music.

Different Songs With the Same Beat Can Subconsciously Affect a Walker's Stride

Different Songs With the Same Beat Can Subconsciously Affect a Walker's Stride

By | Thu, 07/11/2013 - 00:26

A person listening to music can hear two totally different songs with the same beat, and subconsciously their pace will change.

Mozart Helps Increase Focus and Performance.

Need To Focus? Listen To Mozart; Simple Minuet Increases Task Success Rates

By | Thu, 06/27/2013 - 14:34

Researchers discovered an increase in focus and task success rates when children and seniors listened to Mozart.

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Singer Miguel’s Leg Drop Victim Khyati Shah May Sue, Claims She Suffered Brain Damage [PHOTOS & GIFS]

By | Tue, 06/04/2013 - 14:10

Khyati Shah's lawyer says that she intends to sue Miguel and possibly the Billboard Music Awards if a neurological exam shows she suffered brain damage.

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Chris Kelly Dies: Kriss Kross's"Mac Daddy" Found Dead At Age 34; Drug Overdose Suspected

By | Thu, 05/02/2013 - 08:41

Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly of famed 90s duo Kris Kross was found unresponsive in his Atlanta home on Wednesday.

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Brain Scans Predict Pleasure from New Music Downloads

By | Fri, 04/12/2013 - 06:50

Neuroimaging explains what happens in your brain when you love a new music track so much you want to download it. Whether it’s a crescendo or a beat drop, your nucleus accumbens brings the pleasure.