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Listening to music can lower your dementia risk

Remember how Baby Mozart was supposed to turn your infant into a genius? Turns out that listening to classical music does in fact boost the brain, …

Neuroscience

Understanding The Music Of Neural Communication Could Solve Brain Disorders

Although the idea of a “favorite” is somewhat fleeting (he is only three years old), one of my son’s go to nighttime reads is <i>Beautiful Oops!</i>, a colorful, inventive little children’s book by Barney Saltzberg. The appeal of this book is in how each page shows a different way one could turn an …

Neuroscience

Classical music: Here are 10 tips from NPR on how to improve your practicing.

By Jacob Stockinger<p><b>The Ear is willing to bet that 90 percent of having successful and satisfying music lessons boils down to knowing how to</b> …

Classical music: How do concert pianists practice? Stephen Hough offers tips.

By Jacob Stockinger<p><b>So much of playing the piano – or any instrument or indeed any performing art -– boils down to practicing. Specifically, that</b> …

The Eiffel Tower has a secret apartment at the top complete with a grand piano

Upon creating an architectural marvel in 1889, designer Gustave Eiffel decided to congratulate himself by having a plush little apartment built for …

France