‘they had no chills. They had no real response to music’
Posts Categorized: Music in Science
it’s like having another Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album
‘I tried to map out the bands who influenced each other in some way up to that point’
software learns music styles from a huge database of songs
‘I’ve been listening to fish squawks, burble and pops for nearly 30 years now’
Tuning their webs just as guitar players tune their strings
Metal is appreciated by a lot of nerdy types
Openness to Experience
Lately, I stumbled a lot of times on a ‘Left or Right Brain Test’ in my Facebook feed, probably because I have a lot of artists and musicians among my friends.
‘The machine learns how your body moves and can augment and complement your activity. It becomes a part of you.’
‘DarwinTunes is an experiment to see what kind of music we get as a result of evolution by natural selection applied to a computer-generated four bar loop’
However they are everywhere and when I saw these videos of robot bands covering our greatest rock & roll hits, I scratched my head… is this a step further toward robot-world domination? Is this a step toward robots taking all our jobs and beyond?
‘Although people’s music choices fluctuates over time, we’ve discovered a person’s empathy levels and thinking style predicts what kind of music they like…. In fact, their cognitive style – whether they’re strong on empathy or strong on systems – can be a better predictor of what music they like than their personality.’
‘We have plotted brainwave activity into a knitted pattern. Using a wearable, non-invasive EEG headset, we recorded users’ affective states while listening to Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’, concretely the aria and its first seven variations. The audio was about 10 minutes long and we downsampled each second of the signal coming from the 14 channels of the EEG device. Three main features were measured: relaxation, excitement, and cognitive load.
Different music genres affect individuals in different ways. During consultations I have noticed, for example, that most cats like classical music, particularly George Handel compositions, and become more calm, confident and tolerant throughout the clinical evaluation.
‘It would not be beyond the realms of possibility that somewhere outside of our own universe lies another different universe,’ he added. ‘And in that universe, Zayn is still in One Direction.’
if you believe in this new interpretation by Traczyk , the real soundtrack of the universe is not some Mozart-like requiem, not even like Strauss’ ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’ as Kubrick thought, it is heavy, very heavy metal.
That musical diversity has not declined after all… remember about these articles pretending that music has become more homogenized? They were apparently wrong as there is no decline in diversity of music according to this new study. Even better, diversity declined to a minimum around 1984 but increased again to a maximum in the early 2000’s.
‘We’re really excited to say the file is now available to any fan who wishes to try making their own!’ They announced. ‘If you’d like to get your own 3D Paul printed off, you have two options: either find a local or online printing company who can make it for you; or, if you have access to a 3D printer, you can try printing your own!
‘Listening to classical music enhanced the activity of genes involved in dopamine secretion and transport, synaptic neurotransmission, learning and memory, and down-regulated the genes mediating neurodegeneration.’
They tested the music on 47 cats and made them hear ‘Cozmo’s Air” and ‘Rusty’s Ballad’ as well as two classical pieces, Gabriel Fauré’s “Elegie” and Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Air on a G String,’ and they found that cats ‘were significantly more likely to orient their heads toward it, walk toward it, and even rub up against the speaker’, showing a clear preference…
Ryan explained that the format decided what should be excluded from the final audio file and that tests, determining which sounds were more important than others, were designed ‘by and for western-European men, and using the music they liked’. European men? What a surprise!
ut wait a minute, is it possible that our genes have memory? ‘Genetic memory, simply put, is complex abilities and actual sophisticated knowledge inherited along with other more typical and commonly accepted physical and behavioral characteristics,’ writes Treffert. It is what Carl Jung called the ‘collective unconscious.’
This article on Yahoo by David Pogue basically says that the Pono Player recently launched by Neil Young is not really worth it. I have never tried it so I have basically no opinion about the player that was supposed to revolutionize the way you listen to music, but this in-depth analysis is rather disappointing for Pono music.
Without any study, I bet most people, whatever their age have some kind of nostalgia for the music of the 60’s , because of its unique quality, but I am not sure ot can be repeated, as I don’t know if the same kind of nostalgia will be involved for the Foo Fighters, Green Day or Linkin Park, the Red Hot Chili Peppers or even Muse…
I am still unsure but it may be a good start to say that the artists and scientists’ intensions were the ineluctable need of multi-collaboration, the connection between people, and the inevitable requirement for our brains to synchronize…
I programmed sound frequencies a little bit differently in left and right sides so when they are heard together they produce a third frequency which can be heard just inside of our heads,’
Beyonce Lil Wayne, Jay Z and most hip hop score badly while music I listen to, like Radiohead, The Shins, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Beck score pretty high – this is a very sad graph, so flawed I don’t even know how to start with this thing!
Will feature the voice of famous theoretical-physicist Stephen Hawking, or rather his robotic artificial voice! Hawkins, who suffers from ALS is almost entirely paralyzed and communicated through a speech-generating device, and his strange voice will appear on ‘Talkin’ Hawkin’, one
We have seen many graphs before but playing with music consumption data is fun and probably endless. This new graph sums up almost 60 years of music sales classified by genres, and there is no real surprise there. However, it’s much more interesting to look at it on the website it originated from, A.Track.Tion, because the graph is interactive and it gives you the total sale per genre each year… you can follow the evolution of a genre, for example hip hop represented $1.15 billion of the sales in 1988, $9.5 billion in 2003, but only $2.49 billion in 2011, …
They are wordy, very wordy and I often can’t keep up with the speed of the delivery,… I have no idea how many words are in an average rap song or how many times you will hear ‘bitch’ in current rap hits, but Rap Genius has now the answer with Rap Stats, a feature dedicated to break down the words in rap lyrics over tim
. ‘Listen, I need your help. All I want you to do is just log in on pledge.meatfreemondays.com and pledge your support to the idea of Meat Free Mondays.That’s all you need to do, I need your help. Please do it. We’ll send all these pledges to the politicians and then they’ll do something about it.’
They came up with the funny name of ‘Jaggermeryx naiad’ which means ‘Jagger’s water nymph’! Scientists named an extinct animal, a cross between a skinny hippo and a leggy pig, after the famous Rolling Stones frontman… But why? Why doing this to Mick Jagger?
At the end, these 15-minute of calculus (if you manage to watch the whole thing) will teach you that you simply have to scope out 37% of the toilets to have a good idea of the situation… after 37% you can start accepting the one that is the best so far.
They compiled the volume of works by year and the figure clearly demonstrates that, as a manic depressive, he was much more productive during hypomanic phases than during normal and depressed periods.
You can actually do four different musical tests, a Tonedeaf test, an adaptive Pitch test, a rhythm test and an Associative Musical Visual intelligence test. I scored quite high for some, and quite low for others! But I have no musical training whatsoever, and I have never learned music, so musicians probably have an advantage, at least I suppose.
I had no idea thatIncubus guitarist Michael Einziger was really into science. He was a student at Harvard University in 2008-2011, has studied history and philosophy of physics and he has even contributed to an article on the topic of human evolution. But he has especially a profound interest in physical sciences
I had this one bit from the Lumineers’ cover of “This Must Be the Place,” a song I really liked, go through my head over and over for WEEKS, until I was ready to take an electric drill to my skull. After that, I couldn’t hear that song without gagging a little. Chekhov, with that nasty larvae-thing in his ear, probably didn’t feel much worse.
So what happened in this strange case? The deep brain stimulation may have altered musical preferences but scientists are not sure how. It is possible that Cash was the first song Mr. B
Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam to Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos, Les Savy Fav’s Tim Harrington, Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham, Ray LaMontagne, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ Alex Ebert, Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach
I have more than once complained about certain music being too repetitive, ‘Music is about repetition’ answered me Iman a long time ago. Yes, he was right, and this new study demonstrates it even more. Dr. Elizabeth Margulis , associate Professor at Peabody Conservatory of Music at Columbia University decided to do a simple experiment
At # 2 among women is Bruno Mars, who is a sparkling and fit # 5 among men (I know, I don’t get it either) and meanwhile, what to make of Daft Punk being # 2 among men but nosedived with women, I guess they don’t wanna get lucky.
This new study led to the conclusion that syntactic processing areas are not specific for language but are involved in a larger domain of communication, as there is a neural overlap between music and language processing.
Have committed proceeds from their upcoming tour to a project designed to protect the Earth from asteroids. The B612 Foundation’s Sentinel Project will receive a dollar from each ticket sold for the band’s US west coast tour.
‘Pushing buttons and twiddling dials “is not very exciting for me or the audience’, she says, ‘[Now] I can make music on the move, in the flow and more humanly, [and] more naturally engage with my computer software and technology.’
Broken Bells has found the most original/weird/out-of-this-world/nerdy/unexpected cause ever: the band will donate money to the B612 Foundation’s Sentinel mission
‘If you end up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it’