Category Archives: Music Science

Why Vancouver band demands compensation for music used for torture

Why Vancouver band Skinny Puppy demands compensation after learning music used for Guantanamo Bay torture

Vancouver band Skinny Puppy demands compensation after learning music used for Guantanamo Bay torture.

Industrial rock band Skinny Puppy sent an invoice to the U.S. military for allegedly using its music in Guantanamo Bay, and says it was “coached” in ways to potentially sue the U.S. Department of Defense for using its material illegally. The band is now demanding $666,000 in compensation.

Is it okay to use music as torture?

More in this article:
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/vancouver-band-demands-compensation-after-learning-music-used-for-guantanamo-bay-torture-1.1671312

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First came Autotune. Then came Valproate.

First came Autotune. Then came Valproate.

Valproate is a new drug has been developed that helps you achieve perfect pitch. A new study published in Frontiers shows that the FDA-approved drug Valproate, which is normally used as an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizer for epilepsy, anorexia, migraine, and post traumatic stress disorder, really has such a unique unexpected affect.

Valproate is like most drugs in that it does have some unpleasant side effects unfortunately. Users can suffer from tiredness, tremor, sedation, gastrointestinal disturbances, and about 10% experience reversible hair loss.

Would You take a Perfect Pitch drug?

Read the research here:
http://www.frontiersin.org/Systems_Neuroscience/10.3389/fnsys.2013.00102/full

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How Powerful are Sound Waves REALLY?

How Powerful are Sound Waves REALLY

Sound Waves are Powerful

Japanese researchers recently used a phased array of Loudspeakers to not only levitate small objects, but move them around too at frequency 40kHz.

Video documentation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odJxJRAxdFU

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How Listening to Music ranks 3rd on the Pleasure scale and 6th on the Happiness scale

How Listening to Music ranks 3rd on the Pleasure scale and 6th on the Happiness scale

Listening to Music ranks 3rd on the Pleasure scale and 6th on the Happiness scale

How Listening to Music ranks 3rd on the Pleasure scale and 6th on the Happiness scale, according to New Study from University of Canterbury:

Article:
http://www.comsdev.canterbury.ac.nz/rss/news/?articleId=614

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Is Music the Key to Success?

Why Music is the Key to Success

Music is the Key to Success

Perhaps Music is the Key to Success?

“I put the question to top-flight professionals in industries from tech to finance to media, all of whom had serious (if often little-known) past lives as musicians. Almost all made a connection between their music training and their professional achievements.”

“For many of the high achievers I spoke with, music functions as a “hidden language,” as Mr. Wolfensohn calls it, one that enhances the ability to connect disparate or even contradictory ideas. When he ran the World Bank, Mr. Wolfensohn traveled to more than 100 countries, often taking in local performances (and occasionally joining in on a borrowed cello), which helped him understand “the culture of people, as distinct from their balance sheet.” ”

Interesting Article in NY Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/opinion/sunday/is-music-the-key-to-success.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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Does Musicians Spot Mistakes more Quickly and more Accurately than Non-musicians?

How Musicians Spot Mistakes more Quickly and more Accurately than Non-musicians

Musicians Spot Mistakes more Quickly and more Accurately than Non-musicians

It seems like Musicians Spot Mistakes more quickly and more accurately than nonmusicians.
New study makes the claim, read below.

Article:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/musicians-spot-mistakes-more-quickly-and-more-accurately-than-nonmusicians-8849068.html

Science Study:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0028393213003217

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How Music can strengthen the Heart and improve the recovery of patients suffering from Heart Disease

Why Music can strengthen the Heart and improve the recovery of patients suffering from Heart Disease

Music can strengthen the Heart and improve the recovery of patients suffering from Heart Disease

Music can apparently strengthen the Heart and improve the recovery of patients suffering from Heart Disease, according to a newly published Study.

Press Release:
http://www.escardio.org/about/press/press-releases/esc13-amsterdam/Pages/music-therapy-endothelial-function-coronary-heart-disease-rehabilitation.aspx

Article:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10278977/Listening-to-music-is-good-for-the-heart.html

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