(Vigilant Citizen) Cardi B’s “WAP” is considered to be a “cultural phenomenon” and is described by mass media as “empowering” and “sex-positive”. However, when one understands the meaning behind the symbolism of the video, “WAP” takes a dark meaning that is at the exact opposite of “empowerment”.
(John Vibes) A Japanese Zen Buddhist monk named Yogetsu Akasaka has recently gone viral with his beatboxing skills, but it is a skill that he has been developing for a long time. It came as a surprise to many people that a monk would be interested in something like beatboxing, but for the most part, monks are people with interests just like the rest of us.
(Jake Anderson) Algorithmic artificial intelligence (AI) has been used for years to generate artwork – everything from stories to punk rock albums and classical music – but a new theatrical play may take the cake as for creative pursuits by machine intelligence.
(Jade Small) With the help of carpenters and sound engineers, a giant xylophone was built in the forest, raised off the ground by pillars.
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(Science Daily) According to a popular view, creativity is a product of the brain’s right hemisphere — innovative people are considered “right-brain thinkers” while “left-brain thinkers” are thought to be analytical and logical. Neuroscientists who are skeptical of this idea have argued that there is not enough evidence to support this idea and an ability as complex as human creativity must draw on vast swaths of both hemispheres. A new brain-imaging study out of Drexel University’s Creativity Research Lab sheds light on this controversy by studying the brain activity of jazz guitarists during improvisation.
(McKinley Corbley) For the last 24 years, this musical group has been showing that vegetables aren’t just good for your health—they’re good for your ears as well.
(GNN) A South Carolina couple has been using their musical talents to bring their community together for weekly street concerts—all while respecting social distancing guidelines.
Heartwarming: Pianist Plays Piano For Blind Elephant (Video)
(Andy Corbley) The British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST) has been studying the beneficial effects of listening to music for therapeutic purposes for years.
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(Asher Israel) The remarkable story of this blind piano prodigy is now helping scientists to better understand the human brain.
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(Exploring Your Mind) Thanks to the analysis of 139 available studies, today, we can affirm that music can improve exercise by optimizing performance, delaying the feeling of tiredness, and making physical activity a lot more enjoyable.
(Neuroscience News) The “Star-Spangled Banner” stirs pride. Ed Sheeran’s “The Shape of You” sparks joy. And “ooh là là!” best sums up the seductive power of George Michael’s “Careless Whispers.”
(Science Daily) People who play drums regularly for years differ from unmusical people in their brain structure and function. The results of a study by researchers from Bochum suggest that they have fewer, but thicker fibres in the main connecting tract between the two halves of the brain. In addition, their motor brain areas are organised more efficiently.
(Vigilant Citizen) “Lola” takes place in an insane asylum, with evil nurses and lots of pills. And, through symbolism, the video celebrates the sick world of trauma-based mind control.