Repetition, it appears, is the key to the participatory facet of music. In Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis is a director of the music cognition lab at the University of Arkansas. She is also a trained concert pianist as well as the author of On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind. In her lab at the University of Arkansas she did some research by making use of rondos. A rondo is a kind of musical composition built on the vacillation of a primary recurring theme and contrasting episodes. This is also a repetitive type of composition which was made popular in [...]
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This was discovered during music classes that were part of the school’s curriculum. It showed that on-campus training does accelerate neurodevelopment. Nina Kraus who is the senior study author as well as the director of Northwestern’s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory said that while normally music courses are the first programs to be removed whenever the school’s budget isn’t doing very well, the results underscore the importance of music in secondary school curriculum.
Kraus also added [...]
Recent studies show that listening to songs helps improve recovery time after a surgical operation and that this should be made available to everyone who is about to undergo a major or even minor operation.
According to experts, listening to melodic tunes before, during or after a surgical operation has proven to be beneficial to patients. And whenever these patients listen to music their pain is greatly reduced as well as their anxiety. As an effect, the need for these patients to ask for pain medications is significantly decreased. This finding was according to the most comprehensive review of [...]
Have you heard about epilepsy? Here are some facts about this disorder your probably don’t know about. Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder that has affected millions of people worldwide. And mind you, this disorder doesn’t target a specific age group as it can happen to just about anyone. Epilepsy is also synonymous to seizure disorders. This chronic disorder is characterized by recurrent and unpredictable seizures and it can cause other health problems.
People who are suffering from epilepsy experience more than one type of seizure and they may exhibit other symptoms of neurological disorders. At times results [...]
Have you ever questioned why we listen to our favorite song over and over again? It is believed that the reason why we do what we do is because repeated sounds appear to work wonders in our nervous system.
Hundreds of philosophers have attempted to define music. However, many of us are confident enough to say that we’ll know music once we hear it. Interestingly, our opinions of music and our musical sensitivity are somehow capricious and are very easily influenced. One good example of this is when you step inside a night club and a new tune [...]