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What Does Pi Sound Like?

When you were studying in middle school, you should be quite familiar with pi in your math class. As the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, Pi is thought to be an irrational number—about 3.14159, and has a wide range of mathematical applications in a regular use, such […]

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Some People Just Don’t Love Music

Some People Just Don’t Love Music

Music is a form of art that is comprised of sounds. It is often said that music is a universal language that everyone can enjoy regardless of time, age, gender and race. Listening to music makes us feel happy, sad, and excited. However, a new study, published in the journal […]

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Practice Makes Perfect? Not So Much!

Practice Makes Perfect? Not So Much!

A new study reveals that a copious amount of practice is not enough to master a complex skill. Besides, intelligence, the age at which people begin the particular activity as well as working memory capacity are all involved in this process. A new study turns out that the old adage […]

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Can Musical Training Improve Children’s Cognitive Ability?

Can Musical Training Improve Children’s Cognitive Ability?

It seems almost everyone has heard about “music can make you smarter”. However, Samuel Mehr and colleagues from Harvard Graduate School of Education recently found that musical training can’t enhance children’s cognitive ability. The results have been published on PLoS ONE.   “More than 80% of American adults believe that music […]

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Does the Mozart Effect Really Help?

Does the Mozart Effect Really Help?

Listening to classic music can improve cognitive ability – the so-called “Mozart effect” – has been falsified by several researchers. There was a research claiming that music stimuli can indeed help improve test performance. However, you may want to have a glimpse on a new study before you make up […]

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Listen to the History of Human Migration—Music Is a Witness to Human Evolution

Listen to the History of Human Migration—Music Is a Witness to Human Evolution

In human migration and the formation of different ethnic groups, differences in language between various ethnic groups usually exhibit certain correlation with the gene differences. Recently, Steven Brown, associate professor in Psychology, Neuroscience and Linguistics at McMaster University, for the first time uses quantitative data prove that music and genes […]

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