In a series of studies, Rentfrow, Gosling and their colleagues show that musical tastes powerfully predict people's personalities... By analysing the preferences of almost two thousand people, they found four major dimensions along which musical tastes vary
Piano practicing fine tunes the brain circuitries that temporally bind signals from our senses. Over the years pianists develop a particularly acute sense of the temporal correlation between the movements of the piano keys and the sound of the notes played.
New research in psychology suggests that our favorite popular songs contain more messages about sex and reproduction than do less-favored songs. Is our evolved psyche at work here? Commentator Barbara J. King considers the evidence.
This study replicates the findings of a recent study (Chamorro-Premuzic, Gomà-i-Freixanet, Furnham, & Muro, 2009) on the relationship between the Big Five personality traits and everyday uses of music or people's motives for listening to music.
How does music affect our ability to perform tasks at work? And does this depend on the kind of person we are? A recent study by a team from University College London sheds more light on this topic.