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Consilience, Episode 2: In Tune
Consilience, Episode 2: In Tune

Ben Henry delves into the still-unanswered questions of where our musical preferences come from and what makes synesthetes tick.

Singing Through Tone Deafness
Singing Through Tone Deafness

Author Tim Falconer didn't take his congenital amusia lying down. With the help of neuroscientists and vocal coaches, he tried to teach himself to sing against all odds.

Infographic: Mapping Musicality
Infographic: Mapping Musicality

Huge areas of the brain respond to any sort of auditory stimulus, making it difficult for scientists to nail down regions that are important for music processing.

Mechanisms of Music Therapy
Mechanisms of Music Therapy

Music therapy has been successful in treating a variety of diseases and disorders, but to date, little is known about the mechanisms underlying its effects.

Meeting BRAMS
Meeting BRAMS

Visit the International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research, located in Montreal, to see the research seeking to decipher humans’ relationship to music.