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Curious Kids: is it OK to listen to music while studying?

I am in year 11 and I like to listen to music when I am studying, but my dad says that my brain is spending only half of its time studying and the other half is distracted by listening. He says it is better to leave my phone out of my room and concentrate on [...]

By |2019-10-22T11:13:06+11:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Australian stations dump Michael Jackson’s music after Finding Neverland documentary

Radio stations in Australia, Canada and New Zealand are refusing to play Michael Jackson's music in the wake of fresh allegations against him of child sex abuse. Sydney's Nova Entertainment on Thursday became the latest radio group to announce they are taking the late "King of Pop" off the air in response to public opinion. [...]

Logan Teens with Disabilities Band Together to Make Themselves Heard by Recording Own Album

They call themselves the King Stones after their home suburb in Logan — Kingston. Get it? Like all teenagers, they love listening to music. But these teens from Logan, south of Brisbane, face a whole lot more than just the usual adolescent angst. Aged from 17 to 19, the members of the King Stones all [...]

By |2019-02-11T11:55:14+11:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Using Hip Hop To Build Resilience

It's a genre of music that has its origins in the Bronx in New York in the 1960s, but hip hop has been embraced around the world as a potent form of youth culture. Although the form does have its critics — sexist, violent or homophobic language is one common complaint — the genre is [...]

By |2017-10-23T12:29:38+11:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Why I Have Given Up The Pursuit Of Happiness

Abby Rosmarin “I have a long way to go before happy,” she told me, talking about happiness as if it were an X on a map. She saw her recent heartbreak like a gust of wind, something that had blown her off course. In her eyes, her life was now this journey, this [...]

Musical Frisson

wikipedia So what is a transcendent, psychophysiological moment of musical experience? Music has a unique power to elicit moments of intense emotional and psychophysiological response. These moments – termed “chills,” “thrills”, “frissons,” etc. – are subjects of introspection and philosophical debate, as well as scientific study in music perception and cognition. The present [...]

Queen, Abba and the Beach Boys Best Feel-Good Music Science Says

A Dutch neuroscientist has come up with a formula to determine what makes a song uplifting and in the process he's identified the ultimate feel-good track of all-time. - Peter Vincent Source: Queen, Abba and the Beach Boys best feel-good music science says

How to Relieve Pain Using Psychology: 10 Tips from Research

Some insights on how to relieve pain using psychology, with links to the studies: Clutch some money. Don’t curl up in a ball. Sit up straight. Swear. Laugh. Listen to good music. -  Barking Up The Wrong Tree Source: How to Relieve Pain Using Psychology: 10 Tips From Research | TIME

Heavy Metal Music has Negative Impacts on Youth

Dr McFerran said parents should be aware of their children’s music listening habits, pick up on early warning signs and take early action. “If parents are worried, they should ask their children questions like – how does that music make you feel? If children say the music reflects or mirrors the way they feel then [...]

Music Or Books? Teen’s Choice Linked To Depression

Teenagers who whittle away their time listening to music are far more likely to suffer from depression than those who spend more time consuming other media, including books, say the authors of a new study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The researchers called 106 adolescents - 46 of whom had been diagnosed [...]

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