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Perfect Pitch May Not Be Absolute After All

People who think they have perfect pitch may not be as in tune as they think, according to a new study in which people failed to notice a gradual change in pitch while listening to music… More

  • The Beatles revolutionized rock and roll by combining music styles in ways never heard before. Notorious B.I.G. changed the rap... More

    To Climb the Charts, Write Lyrics That Stand Out

    The Beatles revolutionized rock and roll by combining music styles in ways never heard before. Notorious B.I.G. changed the rap... More

  • A team researchers finds evidence that what we’re listening to at work might influence how willing we are to cooperate with coworkers... More

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    The Right Music Can Bring Teams Together

    A team researchers finds evidence that what we’re listening to at work might influence how willing we are to cooperate with coworkers... More

  • Research suggests that young adults today are fond of and have an emotional connection to the music that was popular for their parents’ generation... More

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    Young Adults Reminisce About Music From Before Their Time

    Research suggests that young adults today are fond of and have an emotional connection to the music that was popular for their parents’ generation... More

  • Are musicians born or made? Musical aptitude seems heritable, yet no gene has been specifically and uniquely tied to music... More

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    Music and the Science of Learning

    Are musicians born or made? Musical aptitude seems heritable, yet no gene has been specifically and uniquely tied to music... More

  • Take note! Psychological scientists are doing sound research in the quest for the elusive crossroads where words and music meet... More

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    Between Speech and Song

    Take note! Psychological scientists are doing sound research in the quest for the elusive crossroads where words and music meet... More

  • APS Fellow E. Glenn Schellenberg reviews the cognitive, social, and emotional side effects of musical training... More

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    A Musical Mind

    APS Fellow E. Glenn Schellenberg reviews the cognitive, social, and emotional side effects of musical training... More

  • Newly hatched chicks appear to prefer certain sounds over others, just like human infants, suggesting that this musical preference may be innate... More

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    Chicks Dig Certain Types of Music

    Newly hatched chicks appear to prefer certain sounds over others, just like human infants, suggesting that this musical preference may be innate... More

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