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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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Two articles from the July 2013 issue of Psychology of Music

The July 2013 issue of Psychology of Music is available online (although it’s behind a paywall in most databases).  I summarized the abstracts of a couple of the more interesting-sounding articles below, but you can check out the full table … Continue reading

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Can listening to music help relieve pain?

In contrast to reports that listening to some kinds of music can be considered torture, Anahad O’Connor reports today in the New York Times about the research Individual differences in the effects of music engagement on responses to painful stimulation, … Continue reading

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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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The relation between instrumental musical activity and cognitive aging

Authors: Hanna-Pladdy, Brenda; MacKay, Alicia Publication:  Neuropsychology, Vol 25(3), May 2011, 378-386. Publication volume & date:  v. 25(3), May 2011. Pages:  378-386. Link:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0021895 Abridged Abstract:  …we evaluated the association between musical instrumental participation and cognitive aging. Method: Seventy older … Continue reading

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Music Treasures Consortium

From the Consortium’s home page: The Music Treasures Consortium provides online access to the world’s most valued music manuscripts and print materials, held at the most renowned music archives, in order to further research and scholarship. The consortium provides digital … Continue reading

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Frank Russo asks “Is it possible to experience music without sound?”

You’ll have to turn up the volume to hear Frank Russo’s talk. The description on YouTube says “Frank Russo is a cognitive scientist, musician, and armchair engineer. With an educational background spanning music cognition and hearing science, he is deeply … Continue reading

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