Attention-grabbing songs mothers sing to their little ones help develop emotional regulation and brain structures associated with self-regulation.
People given the impression they had control over the music they heard experienced more pain relief than those who felt as though they had no control over their music exposure.
Listening to your favorite music increases connectivity in the brain, especially for older people. Researchers said music appears to bridge the gap between the auditory system and the reward system in the brain.
Study shows how people's brains make connections between sensory and cognitive factors when playing music together.
A study of the cerebral cortex discovered there is a robust response to sound during sleep that largely mirrored the brain's response during wakefulness. However, differences in brain waves that help the brain understand sound and anticipate what comes next is missing during sleep.
Drumming for 90 minutes per week helps adolescents with ASD to overcome hyperactivity and attention deficits. Learning drumming patterns also tunes brain connectivity in areas associated with inhibitory control and self regulation.
People who are more accurate at reading another person's emotions are better able to understand what a musician is trying to convey through their compositions. Additionally, those with higher empathetic accuracy are better able to feel the emotions conveyed through music.
New research explores the different ways in which the brain distinguishes between music and speech.
Musical training influences visual working memory, researchers discovered. The study found regions of the brain may share a common component that influences both visual and musical working memory.
The human ability to recognize patterns in pitch and tempo may emerge from pre-existing abilities in other species.