02 / JULY / 2020

How music affects us – part 2 (studies & experiments)

Since the middle of the 20th century, music psychologists have been carrying out a wide range of fascinating research into how our brains and bodies respond to music.

Two features of our world which are universal and arguably have been a feature of an earlier evolutionary development are our ability to create and respond to music, and to dance to the beat of time. In other words, meaning in music came to us before meaning given by words.

Explore the long list of musical experiments as a second part to the article

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29 / JUNE / 2020

The good news monday

Let's reset the meaning of Monday for us all and embrace the new week with a fresh dose of optimism and hope. Our small contribution to the cause is the weekly series of The Good News Monday, each week embracing the good in the world and highlighting it to you. This weeks news that will make you smile are brought to you by (our favorite government facility) NASA, two records: one for the largest plastic haul out of the ocean and the largest liquid air battery, more great laws to protects animals and a bright beam of light in the young generation.

22 / JUNE / 2020

The Good News Monday

It's been a rainy weekend, but the sun is shinning again! Your weekly Good News Monday is here to bring you some sunshine. This week's portions of good vibes are a great project in Cambridge to combat homelessness, progress in our fight with the current pandemic, Paris's amazing urban gardens, a wonderful woman's quest to help people affected by the pandemic and a historical move for the LGBTQ community in the US.

20 / JUNE / 2020


June 20th ๐•š๐•ค ๐•Ž๐•†โ„๐•ƒ๐”ป โ„๐”ผ๐”ฝ๐•Œ๐”พ๐”ผ๐”ผ ๐”ป๐”ธ๐• and while weโ€˜re stuck in a reality of social distancing and home lock down that prevents us from performing our magic, civil sea rescue is reality just as much. Let's give the stage to those who hope for a better future and to those who defend our values on a voluntary basis at the deadliest border of the world - the Mediterranean sea.

15 / JUNE / 2020

The Good News Monday

It may be rainy (around here at least) but there is sunshine in the world! The Good News Monday is here to share some happy rays with everyone. This week you can lift your mood with the story of the first human to visit both space and the lowest point of the ocean, how awesome dogs are, a cute artist concept, see the largest green turtle gathering and get inspired by the support in the rap music community.

08 / JUNE / 2020

The Good News Monday

A cocktail of various good news and stories that will make you smile, every Monday. Paired best with some summer sun rays and no worries. This week you can find out how the coral reef is being helped back to health, the true story of Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald's friendship, what kind things a hotel has been doing during the pandemic, communities coming together (again and forever!) to clean up after protests and one great dad.

Let the summer begin

05 / JUNE / 2020

AWAKE recommends: 5 underrated Romanian Bands & artists

03 / JUNE / 2020

How Black Culture influenced music evolution

Blues led to the rise of Rock N Roll, Jazz inspired generations of electronic DJs, and Hip-hop transformed the entire landscape of modern pop music. Black culture has contributed and endowed the music industry for a long time.

In some shape or form, it has touched almost all music genres and created many of them. The article highlights only few of the musical achievements the black community has contributed with to the evolution of our music heritage.

01 / JUNE / 2020

The Good News Monday

This week's Good News Monday comes with an extra scoop of goodness because today is a free day! Today's read includes a link to Thom Yorke's most recent playlist, survivor koalas, the blue bee- the sequel, communities brought together by art and hugs and humanity.

28 / MAY / 2020

How music affects us

Music has been associated with physical and emotional healing throughout history. The ancient Greeks assigned the god Apollo to reign over both music and healing. Ancient shamanic curative rituals used rhythmically repetitive music to facilitate trance induction. Aristotle and Plato both prescribed music to debilitated individuals. Plato prescribed both music and dancing for the fearful and anxious, while Aristotle spoke of the power of music to restore health and normalcy to those who suffer from uncontrollable emotions and compared it to a medical treatment.