Ancient Greek and Chinese notions of music; similarities and differences

Here we present selected parts of the very informative paper titled “The Ethical Power of Music: Ancient Greek and Chinese Thoughts“, by Yuhwen Wang*. Continue reading “Ancient Greek and Chinese notions of music; similarities and differences”

Music captivates listeners and synchronizes their brainwaves

Music has the ability to captivate us; when listeners engage with music, they follow its sounds closely, connecting to what they hear in an affective and invested way. But what is it about music that keeps the audience engaged? A study by researchers from The City College of New York and the University of Arkansas charts new ground in understanding the neural responses to music. Continue reading “Music captivates listeners and synchronizes their brainwaves”

Music evokes powerful positive emotions through personal memories

We all have experiences of being emotionally moved after listening to music that we have strong personal memories of or to seeing an image that captures particularly important memories from our life. This new research critically examined the idea of how memories are able to influence our emotional responses induced by music and images. Continue reading “Music evokes powerful positive emotions through personal memories”

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