Earworms: Those songs that get stuck in your head - Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/earworms-those-songs-that-get-stuck-in-your-head-elizabeth-hellmuth-margulis↵↵Have you ever been waiting in line at the grocery store, innocently perusing the magazine rack, when a song pops into your head? Not the whole song, but a fragment of it that plays and replays until you find yourself unloading the vegetables in time to the beat? Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis explores earworms — a cognitive phenomenon that plagues over 90% of people at least once a week.↵↵Lesson by Elizabeth Margulis, animation by Artrake Studio.
Play video Why We Need Orchestras
Why We Need Orchestras
Orchestras are a vital part of America's musical landscape and civic life. They are active in all 50 states, serving communities large and small - providing free performances, educational programs, and more. And today's orchestras are shifting expectations by using new technologies in a variety of spaces for diverse audiences.
Play video Rapping, deconstructed: The best rhymers of all time
Rapping, deconstructed: The best rhymers of all time
Here's how some of the greatest rappers make rhymes Special thanks to the research of Martin Connor who was interviewed in this piece. More of his rap analysis can be found here: http://www.rapanalysis.com/ SPOTIFY PLAYLIST: https://open.spotify.com/user/estellecaswell/playlist/5KpHR1UysAms2zssDHeSbZ Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
Play video Can Music Improve Athletic Performance?
Can Music Improve Athletic Performance?
Can music act as a performance enhancing drug? DAILY EPISODES, answering your burning questions. Watch 5 episodes before anybody else: http://bit.ly/1n5llRo Use the hashtag #ScienceSays to share your burning Olympic questions! Special thanks to the CBC for supporting this series. SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/10kWnZ7 FOLLOW US: Instagram and Twitter: @whalewatchmeplz and @mitchellmoffit Clickable: http://bit.ly/16F1jeC and http://bit.ly/15J7ube Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1fjWszw Twitter: http://bit.ly/1d84R71 Tumblr: http://bit.ly/1amIPjF Vine: Search "AsapSCIENCE" on vine! Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz). Further Reading / References: Effects of Synchronous Music on 400-Metre Sprint Performance http://dspace.brunel.ac.uk/bitstream/2438/1053/1/JSS%20Synchronous%20Music%20Article%202006.pdf
Play video Why Does Music Move Us?
Why Does Music Move Us?
Why does music give us all the feels? Click here to SUBSCRIBE, it's FREE! -- http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub ↓ More below ↓ Why does music make us feel happy or sad? Or angry or romantic? How can simple sound waves cause so much emotion? I went from my comfy chair to the streets of Austin to investigate how it might be written into our neuroscience and evolution. Modern neuroscience says our brains may be wired to pick certain emotions out of music because they remind us of how people move! Humans are the only species we know that creates and communicate using music, but it's still unclear how or why we do that, brain-wise. Is it just a lucky side effect of evolution, like Steven Pinker says? Or is it a deeper part of our evolutionary history, as people like Mark Changizi and Daniel Levitin argue? New evolutionary science says that we may read emotion in music because it relates to how we sense emotion in people's movements. We'll take a trip from Austin to Dartmouth to Cambodia to hear why music makes us feel so many feels. The connections between movement and music go far beyond dance moves! Mike over at Idea Channel has a different opinion, head on over and check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWWYE4eLEfk References for this episode: http://dft.ba/-5ECR ----------------- Have an idea for an episode or an amazing science question you want answered? Leave a comment below! Tweet at me: @jtotheizzoe Email me: itsokaytobesmart [at] gmail [dot] com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/itsokaytobesmart For more awesome science, check out: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com Written and hosted by Joe Hanson Produced by Painted On Productions (http://www.paintedon.com/) Special thanks to Dartmouth's Thalia Wheatley and Beau Sievers, who did the research. You can read more about it here: http://wheatlab.virb.com/dynamics http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/18/why-does-music-move-us-so/ ----------- Want some more great science? Check out our last episode: "Electric Buzzaloo - How Bees See The Invisible" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1TUDFCOwjY Want even MORE? "Mainly Microbe - Meet Your Microbiome" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BZME8H7-KU "The Odds of Finding Life and Love" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TekbxvnvYb8
Play video Kanye, deconstructed: The human voice as the ultimate instrument
Kanye, deconstructed: The human voice as the ultimate instrument
Kanye West's music orbits around the power and flexibility of the human voice. Special thanks to Martin Connor. More of his hip hop analysis can be found here: http://www.rapanalysis.com/ Here's a spotify playlist for some select Kanye West tracks. https://open.spotify.com/user/estellecaswell/playlist/4We6iitXGS13jnzujboBHe http://www.vox.com/2016/9/1/12735222/kanye-west-human-voice-instrument Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
Play video How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins
How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins
Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-instrument-benefits-your-brain-anita-collins When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout. Lesson by Anita Collins, animation by Sharon Colman Graham.