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Art and Design - 08.11.2016
Australian Pied Butcherbirds Improvise Like Jazz Musicians
Australian Pied Butcherbirds Improvise Like Jazz Musicians
Scientists at Freie Universität Berlin, City College of New York, and Macquarie Universität in Sydney Present New Findings ‘ 386/2016 from Nov 08, 2016 A new study indicates that the songs of some birds follow the same rules as human music. The study was done by scientists from Freie Universität Berlin, the City College of New York, and Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

Art and Design - Business / Economics - 06.09.2016
Alcohol content in YouTube music videos breaks industry codes of practice, new study finds
“F**k it! Let's get to drinking - poison our livers!” — some of the lyrics in YouTube music videos which researchers at the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies say may harmfully influence adolescents in Britain. The new research is an extension of previous work which found that UK teenagers were heavily exposed to images of alcohol and tobacco in YouTube music, effectively glamourising the habits and promoting underage drinking and smoking.

Media - Art and Design - 21.07.2016
Media fuels anti-Muslim attitudes and policies
ANN ARBOR'When Americans rely primarily on television shows, movies and the news media for information about Muslims, their attitude toward Muslims may be negatively influenced, a new University of Michigan study finds. But relying on direct with Muslims for information produces the opposite effect. "These findings reflect the importance of media and direct in influencing attitudes towards marginalized groups," said Muniba Saleem, U-M assistant professor of communication studies and the study's lead author.

Art and Design - Life Sciences - 13.07.2016
Why we like the music we do
In Western styles of music, from classical to pop, some combinations of notes are generally considered more pleasant than others. To most of our ears, a chord of C and G, for example, sounds much more agreeable than the grating combination of C and F# (which has historically been known as the 'devil in music?).

Art and Design - Health - 10.05.2016
Scientists create a new way to categorize music
A team of scientists from McGill University, the University of Cambridge, and Stanford Graduate School of Business developed a new method of coding and categorizing music. They found that people's preference for these musical categories is driven by personality. The researchers say the findings have important implications for industry and health professionals.

Art and Design - Life Sciences - 25.04.2016
Music improves baby brain responses to music and speech
Rock your baby in sync with music and you may wonder how the experience affects her and her developing brain. A new study by scientists at the University of Washington's Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) shows that a series of play sessions with music improved 9-month-old babies' brain processing of both music and new speech sounds.

Linguistics / Literature - Art and Design - 22.03.2016
Researchers to investigate the connection between languages and creativity
A new Oxford-led research programme will explore the crucial role of creativity in the use of languages and investigate more creative forms of language learning, providing a forum for universities, schools and other partners to forge a new and more cohesive identity  for modern foreign languages (MFL).

Life Sciences - Art and Design - 16.12.2015
Music in the brain
Music in the brain
Scientists have long wondered if the human brain contains neural mechanisms specific to music perception. Now, for the first time, MIT neuroscientists have identified a neural population in the human auditory cortex that responds selectively to sounds that people typically categorize as music, but not to speech or other environmental sounds.

Art and Design - Psychology - 30.11.2015
Opinion: What your musical taste says about your personality
David Greenberg (Department of Psychology) discusses how musical preferences are linked to thinking styles. We're exposed to music for nearly 20% of our waking lives. But much of our musical experience seems to be a mystery.

Art and Design - Social Sciences - 19.11.2015
Seven minutes of meditation can reduce racial prejudice, study finds
Seven minutes of meditation can reduce racial prejudice, study finds
Seven minutes of meditation can reduce racial prejudice, study finds A popular meditation technique that's intended to create feelings of kindness can also reduce prejudice, according to new University of Sussex research. The study , published online in the journal Motivation and Emotion , found that just seven minutes of Loving-kindness meditation (LKM), a Buddhist practise that promotes unconditional kindness towards oneself and others, is effective at reducing racial bias.

Art and Design - Psychology - 12.11.2015
It's music to my eyes
It’s music to my eyes
When people are listening to music, their emotional reactions to the music are reflected in changes in their pupil size. Researchers from the University of Vienna and the University of Innsbruck, Austria, are the first to show that both the emotional content of the music and the listeners' personal involvement with music influence pupil dilation.

Health - Art and Design - 13.08.2015
New study confirms listening to music during surgery reduces pain and anxiety
Scientists have proved that listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces people's pain, anxiety and need for painkillers - according to the most comprehensive review of available evidence so far, published today in The Lancet. Led by Queen Mary University of London, the study team analysed the results of 73 randomised controlled trials looking at the impact of music on postoperative recovery, compared with standard care or other non-medical interventions such as massage.

Art and Design - Linguistics / Literature - 05.08.2015
Operating theatre teams should review use of background music, study suggests
Operating theatre teams should review use of background music, study suggests
An analysis of video footage shows that some operating theatre teams are negatively affected by background music, during surgery. Researchers suggest that the decision to play music during an operation should be made by the entire team, taking into account both the benefits and the risks. The study, published today (5 August) in the Journal of Advanced Nursing , suggests that communication within the theatre team can be impaired when music is playing.

Art and Design - 17.06.2015
Head-banging tunes can have same effect as a warm hug
Extreme music - such as heavy metal - can positively influence those experiencing anger, a study by The University of Queensland has revealed. In contrast to previous studies linking loud and chaotic music to aggression and delinquency, research by UQ's School of Psychology honours student Leah Sharman and Dr Genevieve Dingle showed listeners mostly became inspired and calmed.

Art and Design - Health - 28.05.2015
Acquiring ’perfect’ pitch may be possible for some adults
If you're a musician, this sounds too good to be true: UChicago psychologists have been able to train some adults to develop the prized musical ability of absolute pitch, and the training's effects last for months. Absolute pitch, commonly known as “perfect pitch,” is the ability to identify a note by hearing it.

Art and Design - Life Sciences - 20.05.2015
How we discovered the three revolutions of American pop
Dr Matthias Mauch discusses his recent scientific analysis of the “fossil record” of the Billboard charts prompted widespread attention, particularly the findings about the three musical “revolutions” that shaped the musical landscape of the second half of the 20th century. The journey that got me here started in 1992, when I was a sheltered 12-year-old boy, growing up in a small town in Germany.

Health - Art and Design - 27.04.2015
Work, Money Worries Leave Many Musicians Singing the Blues
AUSTIN, Texas - Researchers from Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin , in collaboration with the mental health-focused SIMS Foundation , have identified work and financial stress as risk factors that may increase clinical depression and anxiety among musicians, according to new study findings presented at the 36 th Annual Performing Arts Medicine Association International Symposium in Orange, California.

Art and Design - Media - 15.04.2015
Games can power up from merely fun to meaningful experiences
Participants in the study suggested that story details in the game were critical to feelings of appreciation. They also indicated that more meaningful games were associated with heightened feelings of insight or enrichment. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. It may be game over for critics who claim that video games are nothing more than a fun diversion.

Art and Design - Life Sciences - 02.03.2015
Classical music relaxes dogs in rehoming centres
Classical music relaxes dogs in rehoming centres
A study conducted by the Scottish SPCA and the University of Glasgow shows that music has a calming effect on dogs. The research, conducted by the charity's education and research manager Gilly Mendes Ferreira and PhD student Amy Bowman, involved testing two groups of dogs over two consecutive weeks at the Scottish SPCA's Dumbarton & West of Scotland animal rescue and rehoming centre in Milton, West Dunbartonshire.