Warm Feelings from Parents Create Warm Feelings for the Parents’ Music

From a study by Serbun, Sarah J., and Kenneth G. DeBono: This study proposes that some music preferences might be conditioned in childhood through exposure provided by a primary parent or guardian. We hypothesized that those college students who perceive Read More …

Music in the Emergency Room May Improve Performance

From a study by Gatti MF, and da Silva MJ: Due to the assistant characteristic of the emergency service, the health professional experiences countless situations that generate anxiety. This study aimed to learn the professionals’ perception about the presence of Read More …

Music In Our Schools Month

March is National Music in Our Schools Month, and in honor of the occasion, I thought I’d present you with a top ten list of why children should be encouraged to listen to classical music and learn to play an Read More …

Mozart Sonata Activates More of Your Brain

From a study by Bodner M, Muftuler LT, Nalcioglu O, and Shaw GL: Behavioral studies, motivated by columnar cortical model predictions, have given evidence for music causally enhancing spatial-temporal reasoning. A wide range of behavioral experiments showed that listening to Read More …

Playing the Percentages: Music Preference and Substance Abuse

From a study by Mulder J, Ter Bogt TF, Raaijmakers QA, Gabhainn SN, Monshouwer K, Vollebergh WA: A connection between preferences for heavy metal, rap, reggae, electronic dance music, and substance use has previously been established. However, evidence as to Read More …

What’s Wrong with Classical Music?

From a paper by John Sloboda (pdf file): The traditions and forms of the academy are, despite what some apologists claim, inaccessible to most people. Their inaccessibility is of two sorts. First, they do not reflect to most people the Read More …