When it comes to anticipating how a song will progress, the human brain considers the rhythm and beats that came before.
Autistic children and adults are better at holding and imitating relative pitch than they are with absolute pitch across both speech and song.
Many people listen to music to alleviate stress in their lives, this is especially true in the time of COVID. A new study reports people who experienced an increase in negative emotion during lockdown listened to music to relieve feelings of depression, stress, and fear. Those with a more positive state of mind turned to music as a replacement for social interaction.
Background music in Simlish, an unintelligible language used in the popular game The Sims, allow people to better listen to and understand each other than when the songs are in English, researchers say.
Learning a new language can affect musical processing in children, researchers report. Findings support the theory that musical and linguistic functions are closely linked in the developing brain.
EEG study reveals when we imagine a song, similar brain activity occurs as when we experience moments of silence in music.
Stroke survivors who listened to vocal music had improved recovery of structural connectivity of language networks in the left frontal lobe compared to those who listened to audiobooks.
Professional singers are surprisingly inaccurate when rating their own pitch accuracy. Most tend to overestimate their performance, especially if they are more accomplished musicians.
Weekly musical dance classes can help to improve daily living and motor functions in those with mild-to-moderate Parkinson's disease.
Music can help us reconcile our conflicted emotions when making choices and can assist in overcoming cognitive dissonance.