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Step aside, men: Study of pop music finds rise in sadness, upward trend in female chart toppers

I’m gunna let you finish, Kanye, but uh… Female singers with upbeat dance songs are far more likely to top the music charts nowadays, according to new findings by researchers at the University of California, Irvine. The study also found a downward musical trend in happiness and an increase in sadness. The study, published in the […]

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Live music bolsters brain wave synchronization, study says

A new scientific study has confirmed what we’ve long felt to be true — that brain wave activity is heightened in the presence of live music. The study, led by neuroscientist and psychology professor Dr. Jessica Grahn, finds that “people enjoy music more when the performance is live and when experienced as part of a group.”  The new […]

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