The efficacy of binaural beats, compared to mindfulness, as a cognitive recovery strategy to counteract the negative effect of mental fatigue on sustained attention, has been tested in a new study. The study[1], conducted by Johanne L. Axelsen (SDU), Ulrich Kirk (SDU) and Walter Staiano (University of Valencia), also tests whether the mindfulness interventions will… Read more

Most scientists who study the brain believe that memories are stored through networks of synapses, or connections that form between neurons. Learning takes place as neurons form new connections and strengthen or weaken existing ones, giving the brain its so-called synaptic plasticity. There is growing evidence, however, that the intrinsic, built-in properties of the cells… Read more

Listening to music at a higher tempo reduces the perceived effort involved in exercise and increases its benefits, a new study shows. The effects were greater for endurance exercises, such as walking, than for high-intensity exercises, such as weightlifting. The researchers hope that the findings[1] could help people to increase and improve their exercise habits… Read more

A recent discovery shows that our dance style is almost always the same, regardless of the type of music, and a computer can identify the dancer with astounding accuracy. “We actually weren’t looking for this result, as we set out to study something completely different. Our original idea was to see if we could use… Read more

The subjective experience of music across cultures can be mapped within at least 13 overarching feelings: Amusement, joy, eroticism, beauty, relaxation, sadness, dreaminess, triumph, anxiety, scariness, annoyance, defiance, and feeling pumped up. “Imagine organizing a massively eclectic music library by emotion and capturing the combination of feelings associated with each track. That’s essentially what our… Read more