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Music Psychology

Scientists Link Common Personality Trait To Musical Ability

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.20.2015 | Science

Psychologists have long known that some people are unusually curious and adventurous, and more willing than others to try new things. Now there's new ...

This 1970s Hit May Just Be The Most Feel-Good Song Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science

Scientists may have found the most feel-good song ever written, and it's an infectious anthem from the 1970s. Any idea what it might be? If you guess...

What Your Favorite Songs Can Tell You About The Way Your Brain Works

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.23.2015 | Science

Why do you love certain types of music and hate others? It may come down to the way your brain processes information. Psychologists already know that...

Jacqueline Howard

Here's How Your Taste In Music Evolves As You Age | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.21.2015 | Science

Exactly how does your taste in music evolve over time? Science now has the answer. In your teens, you blast whatever is considered "popular" at tha...

REVEALED: Why Some People Just Don't Like Music

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.06.2014 | Science

Some people just don't get music. They won't have a favorite playlist, turn the radio up, or jam with a DJ. In fact, researchers have revealed in ...

REVEALED: Why We May Like Some Artists More Than Others

natureheader | Philip Ball | Posted 08.20.2013 | Science

He is sometimes called the first rock star. He would whip his long hair around as he played, beads of sweat flying into the audience, and women would ...

Music Study Gives Lie To Listeners' Appetite For New Music

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.30.2013 | Science

Do you like new music? Many listeners say they do. But a surprising new study suggests that no matter what listeners say, they're more eager to listen...

Scientists Point To Big Change In Pop Music

| Posted 11.14.2012 | Science

By Helen Lee Lin We blast the upbeat tunes for parties and workouts at the gym, and we save the low-key ballads for romantic or pensive moments. It...

What Music Doubles Your Chances of Getting a Date?

Lisa Daily | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Daily

A new French study published in the 'Psychology of Music" journal found that women are much more likely to agree to a date when romantic music is playing in the background.