The Most Beautiful Quotes about Music

Some psychologists claim listening to music to be the only activity that engages the entire brain. Whether they’re right or not, we can’t deny music occupies a special place in our lives. We listen to it everywhere, and no matter our favorite genre, it is one of the best ways to relax, to disconnect from our day to day lives, to find emotional validation, or even to get a bit of inspiration.

Here are some of the most beautiful quotes about music. Continue reading The Most Beautiful Quotes about Music

Most Beautiful Music Videos

Ever heard the expression, “don’t judge a book by its cover?” Well… you can certainly judge a song by its music video. Right? Continue reading Most Beautiful Music Videos

Music as therapy against Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

Music might turn out to be extremely beneficial to people suffering from Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, a study suggests. Frank Russo, a cognitive scientist at Ryerson University in Toronto, is trying to determine whether there is an actual link between sound and the parts of the brain that control movement.

Apparently music helps Parkinson’s patients walk and people with Alzheimer’s remember, the brain being able to remember song lyrics long after it’s has lost the ability to recognize relatives or friends.

Solo rock stars die young

A team of researchers led by Mark Bellis, director of the Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University, found that solo performers are twice as likely to die earlier than the average for their demographic category as members of a band. In North America, almost 23 percent of solo artists died before their time, compared to just 10 percent of band members.

These numbers might be linked with the fact that solo artists tend to become more famous than band members, and thus they face different pressures.

The team also linked the fact that most of those who died from drug abuse or related causes (nearly 47 percent) had suffered some form of childhood trauma.

[via Pacific Standard]