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 …

Problem Music Correlates with Problem Behaviours

From a study by Adrian C.North and David J. Hargreaves [pdf file]: There is abundant correlational evidence linking a preference for forms of “problem music” such as rock and rap with various problem behaviours among young people, such as suicide, Read More …

Congress Unanimously Endorsed Music Education

Did this ever slip by us, under the radar! In case you were wondering, the passage of this resolution was unanimous in both houses of Congress. H.Con.Res.121 Agreed to May 15, 2007 One Hundred Tenth Congress of the United States Read More …

Classical Music – If It Feels Good, Do It!

From a study by Anne J. Blood and Robert J. Zatorre : We used positron emission tomography to study neural mechanisms underlying intensely pleasant emotional responses to music. Cerebral blood flow changes were measured in response to subject-selected music that Read More …