This Is Your Brain On Music




USC’s Dr. Assal Habibi has been studying the brains of 80 kids for five years in the hopes of answering the question: does studying music enhance brain function? We’ll soon find out.


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While You Were Gawking at Snapchat Posts, One Artist Was Listening to Them




You might not have thought about Snapchat this way. You might not have thought much about it at all.

While Snapchat is primarily used as a visual application, an unusual collaboration between its engineers and an artist, Christian Marclay, has produced an exhibition based on the sounds in posts created by the app’s users.

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Musicians Use Both Sides of Their Brain More Frequently Than Average People



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Supporting what many of us who are not musically talented have often felt, new research reveals that trained musicians really do think differently than the rest of us.  One possible explanation the researchers offer for the musicians’ elevated use of both brain hemispheres is that many musicians must be able to use both hands independently to play their instruments.


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Forget crayons; students in summer program use their brainwaves to create art



Art created with brainwaves?

Art was added as part of Math Corps’ mission to partner with the community and teach program participants how to best take advantage of an ever-evolving digital world, said Hilary Jackson, vice president and head of home loans servicing at Capital One.

“The art component is not just about what you can do with technology,” Jackson said. “It’s about all the different aspects of technology and what you can create, versus just how technology can help you do things better and faster.”


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Learning with Technology in Music Education




This video takes you into an Edinbrook Elementary School classroom to see how a teacher is using interactive whiteboards and classroom amplification to engage students in their learning. According to the teacher, “It’s really important to have technology in music because it gives kids a whole different way to experience music.”


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How Music Lessons Can Improve Language Skills


A new study from MIT has found that piano lessons have a very specific effect on kindergartners’ ability to distinguish different pitches, which translates into an improvement in discriminating between spoken words.

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When art meets technology, sparks fly!



Art – “The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.”

Technology – “The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry.”

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Integrating Art with STEM Education




Océane Boulais, voted extreme artist of the year talks about her experience competing with a team in an engineering conference at the  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers conference and how important the arts was in maintaining a creative, innovative approach to help them succeed.