music Tag

speech

Linguistics is the scientific study which analyses language by observing an interplay between sound, speech, meaning, and syllables. It applies methods to conduct studies on grammatical structures that construct and form languages. Syllables, being important components of linguistics, is a unit of pronunciation having one vowel sound which forms a whole or a part of a word.   Iris Berent, a Psychology professor at Northeastern University researched...

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professor

Psychology is a serious subject, requiring focus and dedication. People pursuing or teaching this subject are seen to neglect their other passion(s), to make this their ultimate goal. However, John Coley is an amazing exception to this. This Northeastern University professor is a member of the blues-rock band, called ‘The Stacking Stones’. He’s the bass player of the band, which is nothing but a musical...

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Music is a universal stress buster, mood lifter and much more to many people. It is rare to find someone who does not tune into some genre of music; it is also clinically proven that music is therapeutic at many levels. Studies also show that musicians or anyone who listens to a lot of music have a more refined ability to communicate and recognise rhythm...

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People around the world universally respond to music.  Advances in neuroscience enable researchers to measure just how music affects the brain. It can be said to be a guessing game and our enjoyment of it hinges on whether we can predict what’s coming next. When the notes rise and fall as expected, the reward centers in our brains are activated. However, the stakes for predicting...

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film

Surprisingly, films tend to have a huge impact on the lives of people. Bobette Buster, a professor at Northeastern University had a similar experience when he watched The Elephant Man for the first time. He understood how influential a cinema can be and how emotional the power of a song can be. And this sound has given her a mesmerising experience in cinema.   Her work with...

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Steve Leber, the man behind many of the music legends we grew up loving,  managed most famous artists like The Rolling Stones, Simon and Garfunkel, Aerosmith, The Beach Boys, AC/DC, and many more. Leber lived in Massachusetts, on the weekends he would bounce among the local clubs, listening to music, and looking for opportunities. He got his break when he found the G-Clefs; they were...

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Evolution

Music has changed and evolved with the evolution of science and technology. With the increasing connectivity with social media,  growing singers on YouTube have gained international fame and importance. Patrik Wikstrom, a professor of music in the College of Arts, Media, and Design at Northeastern University was asked to elaborate on the changing face of music in today’s digital age.   Patrik says the availability of music...

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music

Music is a universal form of art that has evolved over the centuries into something humans can use to express themselves, irrespective of their cultural origin, across the globe. It has proven to help reduce stress, develop the human brain and its functioning, and also treat chronic diseases such as cancer with the help of music therapy. It is so ingrained in the lives of...

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The history of hip-hop music dates back to the 20th century or roughly the 60s. It was introduced by one of the DJs coming from Jamaica who used his turntable to create a continuous flow of music. The musician was generally referred to as a griot who told rhythmic historical stories in the west of Africa. They used the simple beat of a drum to...

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