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PPL has today revealed its traditional annually updated most played Christmas songs of the century with The Pogues, Fairytale of New York, regaining the top spot with Last Christmas by Wham! at number two.
To understand attitudes towards music played in public places we took to the streets of Britain to ask shoppers and office workers what impact music has on them in their everyday lives.
Music releases a chemical in the brain that has a key role in setting good moods, a study has suggested.
Recent technological advances in the field of brain anatomy and cognitive science such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have allowed neuroscientists to make significant advances in explaining how the human brain converts sound waves into music. These findings are adding to an impressive body of evidence that suggests music can trigger physiological changes far beyond the purely cognitive.
Fairy lights are blinking, decorations adorn every shop window and high streets across the land are alive with the sights and smells of Christmas. Christmas just isn’t Christmas however without the reassuringly familiar sound of carols, brass bands, laments for a white Christmas and our favourite tunes to dance around the tree.
To understand attitudes towards Christmas music we took to the streets of Britain to ask shoppers and office workers what impact Christmas music means to them. The results are contained below in a short and entertaining video.
With Halloween approaching, the music research experts, Entertainment Media Research have identified which songs people find most frightening.
One of the hottest debates amongst cognitive psychologists surrounds the purpose of music.
The Hairdressers Journal, the leading online community and magazine for salon hairdressers, recently published MusicWorks research demonstrating the positive impact background music can have on a salon.
Recent evidence finds that music therapy can benefit patients with disorders that are linked to a traumatic brain injury.