I got rhythm, I got music. . . I got READING
Why study music, cont. George and Ira Gershwin wrote the famous “I Got Rhythm, I Got Music” in 1930. Little did they know that, over 80 years later, a neuroscientist named Nina Kraus and her colleagues at the Auditory Neuroscience lab (Brainvolts) at Northwestern University would show a connection between rhythm, music — and reading. […]
Are musicians better at identifying emotional cues in others?
Why study music: part IVa About ten years ago, I was startled by a headline that, in essence, said if you wanted a spouse or friend who picked up your most subtle emotional cues, find a musician. Intrigued, I tracked down the research behind the article and discovered the work of Dr. Nina Kraus, Director […]