Category Archives: sound

How do film-makers manipulate our emotions with music?

BBC Arts & Culture has an article with the above title which cites a couple of music cognition studies.  The BBC is currently airing a program called  Sound of Cinema:  The Music that Made the Movies which you can watch if … Continue reading

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Hearing and the Mind

The Brian Lehrer Show has an interview with Seth Horowitz about his book, The Universal Sense:  How Hearing Shapes the Mind.  The podcast is online here:  http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/2012/sep/17/hearing-and-mind/  

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I listen to color

Neil Harbisson explains how he can eat his favorite song:

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Daniel Levitin: Why Music Moves Us

Daniel Levitin tweeted about the interview below, conducted by Steve Paikin.

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Chicks like consonant music.

Jason G. Goldman, writing in Scientific American, discusses the research by Giorgio Vallortigara and Cinzia Chiandetti about chicks’ preference for consonant over dissonant music. Chiandetti, C., & Vallortigara, G. (2011). Chicks like consonant music. Psychological science , 22 (10), 1270-1273.  URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956797611418244 From the abstract: … Continue reading

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Daniel Levitin at the Library of Congress

In this short talk Daniel Levitin discusses the origins of music, parts of the brain that process music, and the relationship between music and movement. It’s an accessible and enjoyable introduction to Levitin’s book The World in Six Songs. See … Continue reading

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Tonal Expectations Influence Early Pitch Processing

Authors: Frédéric Marmel, Fabien Perrin, and Barbara Tillmann Publication: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience Publication volume & date: Posted Online January 25, 2011. DOI: 10.1162/jocn.2011.21632 Link: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/jocn.2011.21632 Abridged Summary: This study “investigated the ERP correlates of the influence of tonal expectations … Continue reading

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