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Musical training doesn’t just improve your ear for music, it also helps your ear for speech. That’s the takeaway from an unusual new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers found that kids who took music lessons for two years didn’t just get better at playing the trombone or violin. They found that playing music also helped kids’ brains process language.

This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music
Photo credit: Annie Tritt for NPR

npr:

Musical training doesn’t just improve your ear for music, it also helps your ear for speech. That’s the takeaway from an unusual new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers found that kids who took music lessons for two years didn’t just get better at playing the trombone or violin. They found that playing music also helped kids’ brains process language.

This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music

Photo credit: Annie Tritt for NPR

Tagged with:  #music  #neurology  #brains

tastefullyoffensive:

The Adventures of George Washington by LadyHistory [more]

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wilsonlibunc:

On July 28, 2014 brave staff members came with their curiosity and strong stomachs to the first North Carolina Collection Throwback Cooking Challenge. Wilson Library Special Collections staff members were tasked with recreating common recipes found within the vast cookbook holdings of the North Carolina Collection, culminating in a building wide taste test. These recipes have been handed down through the years and published in cookbooks from the mid-1800s to the present. Participants tasted then commented on each recipe.

The Pinto Bean Pie was a favorite with staff saying “It’ll rot your teeth but it’s good.”  The Perfect Salad did not fare as well: “Bad dreams coming my way! I won’t forget this salad for a long time.”

To see more images and staff comments from the Throwback Cooking Challenge, check out the UNC Libraries’ Flickr gallery.

Off-topic for us, but too good not to share!

We’ve fallen victim to that pitiable staff duty ourselves.Cooking from the Collections

This is from the Casseroles edition of our Cooking from the Collection series on our blog, which we thankfully let die a peaceful death.

Love the reaction pics!

magicalnaturetour:

What an ugly and cute thing!! :) reddish egret by Pini Bini :)

magicalnaturetour:

What an ugly and cute thing!! :) reddish egret by Pini Bini :)

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Tagged with:  #bird

buzzfeed:

Important reminder: Everyone on the internet is a real person.

Go read this. It’s really important.

Be kind to one another.

h4ilstorm:

Baby Cheetah 7-29-12 (10 of 10) (by Mark Dumont)

h4ilstorm:

Baby Cheetah 7-29-12 (10 of 10) (by Mark Dumont)

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