Imagine you read a press release stating: A new study demonstrates the benefits of music education to adolescent health and wellbeing. As a musician, I’m always glad to read such a headline. But…as a scientist, I always feel to be very cautious that your own confirmation bias doesn’t make you less critical. So, what about… Read More Music education boosts students’ wellbeing? I hoped so, but this study can’t tell
Yesterday Lode sent me this picture. My wife told me as a response: I once was…
I remember an inaugural speech in which a newly appointed professor explained that attuning to a rhythm was something that makes us humans unique. Well, a new study shows that there are animals who can do this too… Rats! From the press release: Accurately moving to a musical beat was thought to be a skill… Read More Again something animals can do too: rats bop to the beat
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As a musician, I was immediately intrigued by this new study by an international team of researchers that suggests that there is a link between understanding the emotions of others better and interpreting emotions conveyed through music. From the press release: The study’s results provide a foundation for future research that could test the impact… Read More New study shows link between empathy and music
While I’m writing this, my wife is trying to learn to play To make you feel my love by Bob Dylan on the piano. She has been listening to many different versions, but still, it was easy for both of us to recognize the song. We don’t think this is something special, but it actually… Read More How unique to humans is recognizing a song?