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NCCAM features musical training lecture

NCCAM features musical training lecture

Although music therapy is a hot topic, its mechanisms of action are still poorly understood. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a division of the federal government that investigates unconventional therapies, invited Aniruddh Patel to talk about the possible effects of musical training on language and speech processing.

July 31, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku
The Secret (Musical) Life of Elephants

The Secret (Musical) Life of Elephants

I appreciate NOVA’s Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers because it reminds us that scientists often fail to adhere to one-dimensional stereotypes.

July 31, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku
Major Key Blues

Major Key Blues

Lately I’ve been enchanted by a series of minor-keyed sad songs converted to major keys, and vice versa. Hearing familiar songs switched into a different minor or major key is quite strange, and is unsettling to my ears in a way that I can’t quite pin down.

July 28, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku
Major Key Blues

Major Key Blues

Lately I’ve been enchanted by a series of minor-keyed sad songs converted to major keys, and vice versa. Hearing familiar songs switched into a different minor or major key is quite strange, and is unsettling to my ears in a way that I can’t quite pin down.

July 28, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku
MIND the launch!

MIND the launch!

By now, you’ve probably seen all of the hullaboo on the SciAm site about the launch of the Scientific American MIND blogs. New and old bloggers are teaming up here to write about all things wonderful and strange on psychology, neuroscience, and culture.

March 13, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku
MIND the launch!

MIND the launch!

By now, you've probably seen all of the hullaboo on the SciAm site about the launch of the Scientific American MIND blogs. New and old bloggers are teaming up here to write about all things wonderful and strange on psychology, neuroscience, and culture.

March 13, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku
Bob Milne: Four Songs, One Mind.

Bob Milne: Four Songs, One Mind.

Every musician’s dream is to travel the world, be critically acclaimed, and be able to listen to four different pieces of music simultaneously.

February 19, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku
Bob Milne: Four Songs, One Mind.

Bob Milne: Four Songs, One Mind.

Every musician's dream is to travel the world, be critically acclaimed, and be able to listen to four different pieces of music simultaneously. Alright, so maybe that last part is a bit more of a pipe dream than the first two.

February 19, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku
ScienceOnline-spiration.

ScienceOnline-spiration.

ScienceOnline is a conference put on by Karyn Traphagen, Anton Zuiker, and our own Bora Zivkovic. I’ve been going since I first stumbled across it in 2010, making this year the fourth time I’ve attended.

February 5, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku
ScienceOnline-spiration.

ScienceOnline-spiration.

ScienceOnline is a conference put on by Karyn Traphagen, Anton Zuiker, and our own Bora Zivkovic. I've been going since I first stumbled across it in 2010, making this year the fourth time I've attended.

February 5, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku

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