Some neurons respond to singing but not other music

Mar 17, 2022 by

Neuroscientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have identified a population of neurons in the human brain that light up when we hear singing, but not other types of music. The neurons, which are in the auditory cortex, appear to...

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Choir signing can improve cognitive function among the elderly...

Mar 18, 2021 by

A team of scientists from the University of Helsinki have found that for the elderly, the cognitive benefits of choir singing may be similar to those of playing an instrument...

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Singing in a foreign language makes it easier to learn it

Aug 22, 2013 by

Compared to just speaking phrases in a foreign language, students who sang the words and phrases performed much better in the language. Speaking who sang the words and phrases also did better than those who repeated the phrases by...

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