The Sound of Music

Music is a language of emotion. We sometimes stumble to articulate our emotions through words, yet expressing ourselves through music can come so readily. The beats of rhythm also makes us nostalgic for the past, and it can even help us build a better brain—optimizing function for an entire lifespan.
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Why Are We Moved by the Beat

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D.

Understanding our emotional responses to songs, lyrics, and chords.
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When Music Makes You Cry

By R. Douglas Fields Ph.D.

What emotion do most people feel when they are moved to tears by music?
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Memory Tripping with One-Hit Wonders

By Hal McDonald Ph.D.

A replay of a Top-40 Countdown is an unexpectedly powerful trigger of nostalgia.
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Your Brain on Creativity

By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA

Neuroscience research reveals creativity's "brainprint."