For questions regarding the sensation or perception of the musical form within the brain, or the creativity involved in writing music.

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Is there psychoactive music?

Listen to this music for X minutes to observe Y result. Is there something like that that has been demonstrated to work for general public? The only example of an experiment that is similar that ...
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Are there emotions that motivate pattern completion?

I have been studying musical "tension." Musical tension essentially refers to the "expectations" one builds up in a melody that are then "released" when a stimulus matching the expectation occurs. For ...
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Why can good music raise goosebumps?

Listening to really good music right now, I was wondering why it raises goosebumps. Is there any physiological reason for this reaction to specific wavelengths or something? Due sometimes strong ...
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What is the definition of song in the speech to song illusion?

I have been looking at Diana Deutsch's "speech-to-song" illusion and I don't understand what she means by song. I have written a lot of music and I don't hear anything that sounds like a song in her ...
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Extreme sound quality and cognitive therapy

Tidal HiFi is a music streaming service offering which promises you access to their lossless (typically ~1000 kilobits per second, standard MP3's are 320 kbps as a comparison) music library. Can ...
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Effects on cognition of musical training in adulthood

Learning to play an instrument has been said to be of great benefit for a child's brain, in regards to various cognitive functions. Are there known benefits of learning to play an instrument as an ...