Research roundup: Language and Music

The link between music and language has been long-established. Here are a couple of recent NY Times articles about music that caught our eye:

  • Ahh, the Sweet Sound of Music Training
    A new study shows that the consonance of a musical interval — how pleasant it sounds — may vary based on a listener’s level of music training. In the study, a listener’s preference for harmonically related notes (those that are multiples of the same frequency) correlated to the length of time the person had played a musical instrument.

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One Response to “Research roundup: Language and Music”

  1. Music on the brain « Thoughts from Be Amazing Learning Says:

    […] a degree, overall academic performance) has been explored extensively in the research. We’ve previously posted on the topic (and have also posted on why it’s so hard to shake a song that’s stuck in your head, […]

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