Tag Archives: Professional Musicians

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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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 professional musicians get cognitive advantages later in life

Why professional musicians do get cognitive advantages later in life

Professional musicians get cognitive advantages later in life

How professional musicians get cognitive advantages later in life, according to new scientific study.

Scientific Study:
http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0071630

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