Cantar nutre el cerebro infantil. La voz, el primer instrumento musical

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parece como si los adultos necesitaramos siempre argumentos sobre la utilidad de las cosas para dar valor a lo que en sí mismo es valioso. Pero dado que estamos inmersos en un mundo tan rápido y que va descartando lo que desde siempre ha nutrido el rico mundo infantil (los juegos, los cuentos,las canciones …), merece la pena conocer qué dice la ciencia sobre los efectos de cantar en los niños pequeños.

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Mood-Altering Messenger Goes Nuclear

Serotonin is best known for its role as a chemical messenger in the brain, helping to regulate mood, appetite, sleep, and many other functions. It exerts these influences by binding to its receptor on the surface of neural cells. But startling new work suggests the impact of serotonin does not end there: the molecule also can enter a cell’s nucleus and directly switch on genes. 

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Music captivates listeners and synchronizes their brainwaves

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music has the ability to captivate us; when listeners engage with music, they follow its sounds closely, connecting to what they hear in an affective and invested way. But what is it about music that keeps the audience engaged? A study by researchers from The City College of New York and the University of Arkansas charts new ground in understanding the neural responses to music.

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How listening to music ‘significantly impairs’ creativity


Summary: The popular view that music enhances creativity has been challenged by researchers who say it has the opposite effect. Psychologists investigated the impact of background music on performance by presenting people with verbal insight problems that are believed to tap creativity. They found that background music ‘significantly impaired’ people’s ability to complete tasks testing verbal creativity — but there was no effect for background library noise.

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Learn the science of making music from world-class pros with Noiselab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to software like Ableton, anyone can create chart-topping music at home. However, making sweet music is harder than you might think. Noiselab helps you master the process, from music theory to production, with 45 hours of video tutorials from top pros. You can get a lifetime membership to this learning library now for just $29 at the PopSci Shop.

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