April 1, 2024

Music and Brilliance

Recently I have found an interesting research in the Psychological Science journal, titled An Emphasis on Brilliance Fosters Masculinity-Contest Cultures. Although quite a ‘woke’ topic, it cought my interest after I had a better look at the graph depicting the Relationship between perceived emphasis on brilliance […]
February 29, 2024

The Stupidest “music sound” Usage.

Every year in January a lot of electronic technology professionals and enthusiasts gather in Las Vegas, Nevada for an annual trade show called Consumer Electronics Show or CES. There a visitor can see, what has the electronics industry prepared for the next year, whether those are […]
December 30, 2023

This is Your Brain on Piano

It has been quite recently that I realized, that Pinterest could be a great source for information about music and, surprisingly, music research. Especially when searching for pictures, graphs, and infographics. I know, this shouldn’t be a surprise. But I thought, that Pinterest as a visual […]
December 31, 2022

Two Distinct Youth Christmas Concerts

This Christmas season I have had a unique opportunity to attend and experience two school Christmas concerts. And they couldn’t be more different, although at the same time both of them had a rather interesting similarities, especially regarding the message I try to emphasize here at […]
November 30, 2022

Anthropologist Suzman challenges the Darwin’s theory, so were that leaves music?

The idea for this post comes from a YouTube video, as is often the case on my blog. In the video a social anthropologist James Suzman offers quite different view on the crucial theory of the human development, originally presented by Charles Darwin some 160 year […]
June 30, 2022

Is Music Making us Hikikomori?

First – a definition: Hikikomori (from Japanese), also known as acute social withdrawal, is total withdrawal from society and seeking extreme degrees of social isolation and confinement. Hikikomori refers to both the phenomenon in general and the recluses themselves. Hikikomori have been described asloners or “moder-day hermits”. […]
February 28, 2022

The Oxford Handbook of Music Performance

There is a new book published just recently, in January 2022, that I believe is worth your attention. Especially if your interests include music psychology, performance science, musicology, and music education. Its title is The Oxford Handbook of Music Performance and the editor of the publication […]