Dienstag, 24. März 2015

Help science by testing your music recognition... Online Music Quiz

Help science by testing your music recognition...

Everyone knows a hook when they hear one, but scientists don't know why.
By playing the #HookedOnMusic game you are exploring the science of songs and helping scientists unlock what makes music catchy.

And have fun with this music quiz :-)


Why Pygmies Aren't Scared By The 'Psycho' Theme

I found this interesting article about music & perception written by Michaeleen Doucleff:

Try listening to the Star Wars' Cantina Band song without smiling, or to the Psycho soundtrack without feeling a little tense.

But what if you had never heard Western music before. Would these songs still make you feel the same way?

Scientists at McGill University and the University of Montreal got the rare opportunity to answer that question. Their findings, published Wednesday in Frontiers in Psychology, suggest that music isn't always a universal language.