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THE BUREAU: Part Eleven, "Your Supervisor Disintegrates" — with a Gysin Dream Machine, an Altman Brain Machine, and Other Hallucinatory Hardware

Aloha, Office Participant! This is the second to last installment of the Bureau series. Today has you pondering life's meaning. Meditation is a helpful way to consider our role in the world and find deeper connections and ideas. Regrettably, the modern world is very loud and tangentially distracting, particularly with notification-driven devices. A long attention span to properly meditate can be very difficult to achieve. Let's begin by pressing play to enjoy some kaleidoscopic peace of mind: ...
Tags: Feature, Comics, Music, Technology, Hardware, News, Austin, Brain, David, Comic, Marseilles, Mitch, Sxsw, Bureau, Adafruit, Brion Gysin


Music is emotional and for some of us our brains are wired to “feel” music more

Research suggests that there is a biological reason that some of us get shivers when we listen to a powerful piece of music as some of us are more predisposed to emotionally respond to songs. Some people are total music fanatics who listen from the moment they wake up to the second they go to sleep and others might just listen to the radio in the car. Whatever your obsession level is pretty much everyone likes at least some music. It has an ability to transcend established forms of communica...
Tags: Music, Featured, Study, Neuroscience, Brain, Survey, Emotion, Mri, Emotional, University Of Southern California, Response, Scan, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Matthew Sachs, Enjoy, Shivers


"I felt very awkward and uncomfortable. Being in between general anesthesia and awake and hearing the sounds of a blow torch inside your brain... it’s very difficult to concentrate."

Said the jazz musician who played guitar during brain surgery (not because he wanted the musical diversion but so the surgeons could see and preserve the music-playing parts of his brain). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Music, Law, Brain, Surgery, Ann Althouse


Guitarist Has Brain Surgery, and Strums All the Way Through

Musa Manzini, a jazz bassist, was awake and playing slowly as surgeons performed an “awake craniotomy,” which allowed them to remove a brain tumor without causing damage.
Tags: Music, News, Brain, South Africa, Basil, Musa, Manzini, Rohen, Surgery and Surgeons, Tumors, Musa Manzini, Enicker, Harrichandparsad


Musical training improves vision, researchers say

Drummers and brass players have stronger visual timing sensitivity than flag spinners in the Color Guard.The three groups took part in over 67,000 temporal order judgment (TOJ) trials.The finding, while counterintuitive, fits into the complex nature of sensory perception. None "Seeing is believing" is not only a metaphor for discerning truth, but also a visual reality for many. Watching someone perform an act opens the door to mimicry, one of the most efficient ways to learn. In group fitness, ...
Tags: Music, Brown University, Neuroscience, Brain, Innovation, Sound, Derek, Oliver Sacks, Cognitive Science, Human body, Denison University, Leslie Welch, Nestor Matthews, Elena Festa, David Huron


The taste of music: listen to LJ Rich talk about synesthesia

Synesthesia is a term that gets thrown around a lot, usually to describe the common associations of color, image, and music. But for some people, intermingling of senses can be far more extreme. Listen to LJ Rich talk about what happens when hearing and taste intersect. LJ Rich is most widely known as presenter of the BBC program Click. She’s also got vast musical experience, from composition to engineering. But for someone so involved in music, her experience is out of the ordinary. Her sense...
Tags: Music, UK, Science, Podcasts, Interviews, Tech, Research, Bbc, Brain, New York Times, Stories, Perception, Senses, Listening, Music Tech, Debussy


What makes music and creativity? A talk with Susan Rogers

What makes creativity work in music? What happens in the brain? Susan Rogers has uniquely contemplated those questions both alongside artists like Prince and in research into the mind. I got the chance to interview Dr. Rogers at SONAR+D last month, and I found my own mind wandering to how her mind works, as she characterized different kinds of intelligence. She exudes an easy sense of empathy, and in both her talks at Ableton Loop and SONAR, she’s quick to remove her own ego and move her role ...
Tags: Psychology, Music, Interviews, Neuroscience, Research, Spain, Barcelona, Brain, Creativity, Festivals, Artists, Stories, Neurology, Mind, Prince, Sonar


Ranging from Neurology to Prince, Susan Rogers’ talk is must-watch

The music world is overloaded with people who talk about music – how it works, what has happened, what is happening. Few people can really delve articulately into questions of why. Susan Rogers is one of those few. Her talk at Ableton Loop this fall was, in all three years of attending Ableton’s bespoke event, the one that has stood out for me the most. I instantly nagged friends at Ableton to release the video, not only because I wanted people to see it, but because I wanted to watch it again...
Tags: Music, Science, Inspiration, Brain, Stories, Neurology, Prince, Talks, Ableton, Awesomeness, Ableton Loop, Susan Rogers


"I wish McCain well, but I hope he sees the irony..."

"... of his delaying a vote on a bill to deprive millions of his fellow citizens of health care and downgrade the care of millions more while his own surgery and recovery are fully covered by his gold plated US Senate health insurance, courtesy of US taxpayers."The second-highest-rated comment on "McCain’s Surgery May Be More Serious Than Thought, Experts Say" (NYT). Nothing like brain surgery to tune up your sense of irony.Brain Surgery Irony... sounds like an album title from 1973.Oh! I'm thin...
Tags: Music, Law, US, Brain, Surgery, US Senate, Irony, McCain, Ann Althouse


Music teachers and students fall for music-related neuromyths – German study

Myths that contained neuroscientific jargon were more likely to be believed. By Christian Jarrett
Tags: Psychology, Music, Brain, Educational


New Video: Lil Dicky Feat. Brain “Pillow Talking”

  Lil Dicky ups the antics in his brand new visual for “Pillow Talking.” The Tony Yacenda-directed clip finds the 2016 XXL Freshman talks aliens, late night loving, the vegan lifestyle, God and dinosaurs. His animated brain, played by John C. Reilly, throws in his 2 cents in as well. Continue below…   Related: New Video: Kent Jones Feat. Ty Dolla Sign, Lil Dicky & E-40 “Sit Down”
Tags: Videos, Brain, Jazz, John C Reilly, Lil Dicky, Dicky, Tony Yacenda, Pillow Talking


How to get rid of ear worms

Annoying song stuck in your head? This BrainCraft video explains that listening to it from beginning to end may free you from its burden. It's a technique based on the Zeigarnik effect, the tendency we have to remember things which are uncompleted. To try it yourself, listen to this first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U2zJOryHKQ
Tags: Psychology, Mind Hacks, Video, Music, News, Brain, Sound


The Brain Knows Before The Body Shows

There is a saying: “The brain knows before the body shows.” It is an ages-old truism that only recently has been revisited in the study of psychosomatic response. But let’s take a step back… I think almost everyone has experienced the phenomenon whereby you are reminded of an illness you had a year or more before. For this illustration let’s say it was the flu, and a particularly nasty strain at that. You think to yourself, “Wow, that was a random thought, but that was a terrible week to deal wi...
Tags: Music, Jury, Brain, Body, Current Events, Judge, Evidence, Dunphy, Attorneys, Ego, Popdose, Greenhouse Gasses, Dw. Dunphy, Phenomenon, Gut Instinct, Subconscious Mind


And the award goes to… ( hopefully to me ! )

I feel very honored!! Because my University nominated me for the British Council Education UK Alumni Awards for proffesional acheivement ! In their own words “We’re really proud of all you have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Videos, Music, Awards, Brain, All Other Stuff, Curious


Night Shift in iPhone works great

A new feature in the 9.3 update is called Night Shift. It seems like a small feature, but for many people it will significantly change the quality of their life. What it does it to change the white point or color of the screen when it is dark. According to studies the white blueish light that electronic devices give off interfere with sleep. So theoretically this should allow people to sleep better. I tried it last night and it worked great. It was strange at first to see the more yellow than bl...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Health, Energy, Social, Work, Ipad, Home, Art, Money, Sleep, Free, Life, Age, Love, Time


Psychology Around the Net: February 20, 2016

Good afternoon, Psych Central readers! First, I have to apologize for the late post. Generally, I try to publish these earlier in the day, but, alas. Technology is a wonderful thing, but unfortunately there are some blips along the way — and I’ve had a few connection issues over the last couple of days. Fortunately, that didn’t stop me from collecting some fascinating pieces for you over the week, so let’s get down to business, shall we? Read on for the latest about mountaintop removal’s affect...
Tags: Decision Making, Music, Smoking, Entrepreneurship, Relationships, Marijuana, Cancer, Environment, Success, Research, Disorders, Relationship, Mental Health, Brain, Depression, Bipolar


Watch Neil DeGrasse Tyson Elegantly Debunk The Right Brain, Left Brain Myth – StumbleUpon

Source: Watch Neil DeGrasse Tyson Elegantly Debunk The Right Brain, Left Brain Myth – StumbleUpon I like how he focuses on having a conversation with someone. I don’t like labels either. They don’t help anyone. I have seen the older I get the less permanent characteristics seem true about people. If anything, people tend to make decisions based on the situation, rather than their personality. I used to be nice and not challenge people on their mistaken ideas of racism, sexism or any other isms. ...
Tags: Decisions, Work, Art, Science, Opinion, Age, Value, Color, Gift, Interesting, Research, Old, StumbleUpon, Amazing, Intel, Intelligence


Crank Up The Music When Working Out!

It’s only 10 minutes into your daily 30 minute run, but you are already looking forward to it ending. You feel so tired and slow, today. Every minute of your run feels like an eternity. Yesterday, was a totally different experience. Your run was spectacular! You were fast, full of energy and the 30 minutes flew by. The only difference between today and yesterday, is that yesterday you were listening to your favorite playlist on your iPod while you ran and today you forgot it at home. Could some...
Tags: Music, Featured, Articles, Brain, Exercise, mp3 Player



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