Why an early start is key to developing musical skill later in life

Among the many holiday traditions scuttled by pandemic restrictions this year are live concerts featuring skilled musicians. These gifted performers can often play with such ease that it is easy to underestimate the countless hours of practice that went into honing their craft. But could there be more to mastering music? Is there, as some […]

Why an early start is key to developing musical skill later in life — ScienceDaily

Among the many holiday traditions scuttled by pandemic restrictions this year are live concerts featuring skilled musicians. These gifted performers can often play with such ease that it is easy to underestimate the countless hours of practice that went into honing their craft. But could there be more to mastering music? Is there, as some […]

For female flies, mating requires the right musical backdrop

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study traces the neural circuit that makes a female fly receptive to a mating advance. The female fruit fly has discerning standards for her sexual partners: She’ll only signal that she’s ready to reproduce once a male fly has serenaded her with the proper courtship song. Now, new research […]