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April 1, 2019


Mpingo, The Music Tree

For the last hundred years or so mpingo wood has been the primary material used to make clarinets and other small woodwind instruments.

August 15, 2018


Mice Songs

Alston’s singing mice sing songs that humans can hear, and that can last up to 20 seconds.

July 10, 2018


How To Soundproof Your Home

The trick to dampening sound is to make the waves travel through layers of material with different densities.

June 25, 2018


Why Do We Listen To Sad Music?

Listening to sad music, even when you're heartbroken, can bring you a lot of pleasure.

December 19, 2017


Here's an example of an electroencephalogram cap (an EEG cap). From the source: "(4 April 2006) –- Astronaut/aquanaut Nicole P. Stott and Ross Hein, a professional aquanaut from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), assist University of Cincinnati physician Tim Broderick apply a net with electrodes for an electroencephalogram (EEG) study."

Your Thoughts Could Be Music

The encephalophone is an instrument you can control with your mind using an electroencephalogram cap.

July 11, 2017


Scientists studied how sound affects performance by having research study participants listen to different music while playing the game Operation.

Thunderstruck Or A Sonata?

Scientists are studying how different sounds impact peoples' performances.

July 11, 2014


For folks who are indifferent to music, it's not the ears that are to blame. It's the mind.

Those Who Don’t Like Music

As it turns out, not everyone loves music. How is this possible?

December 10, 2013


This cardinal had crazy dreams about its next opus.

Sleeping Song Birds

Birds not only sing in their sleep, but they also dream in song.

June 24, 2013


People with absolute pitch (also called perfect pitch) can recognize anything with a pitch and recall any note from memory without a reference.

The Mystery Of Absolute Pitch

What does it mean to have "perfect pitch," and what factors determine whether or not someone has it?

January 9, 2013


If you have chronic tinnitus it can make relaxing and sleeping nearly impossible, which can lead to a range of stress related health problems.

Tinnitus: The Annoying Ringing Or Buzzing In Your Ear!

Have you ever heard a strange buzzing or ringing in your ear that went away after a few seconds? What is that strange occurrence called?

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