“..women who are attracted to dominant men generally feel more at risk of victimisation – even when their risk of victimisation is low. “

“The success of Chris Stapleton…Stapleton was the top selling new country artist of the year, to pretty much everyone’s surprise…because he was playing to 40 people at City Tavern less than a year ago”

Oh oh: “…the slicked up, party boy country aesthetic has started to peter out…it’s stopped attracting pop fans who have grown tired of the schtick that was once (apparently) charming.”

Pot Hurts Our Brains – Duh

Cannabis has long-term effects on a person’s brain – especially if they start using the drug earlier in life, according to a new study.Read More »

…imagine what the great musicians could have accomplished if they would stayed off the booze and drugs…oh well…

“…musicians gave higher arousal ratings and showed increased activity … in response to sad and fearful music, respectively, as opposed to non-musicians . In contrast, happy music did not discriminate brain activity of musicians from that of non-musicians. “

“Long-term repeated activation of somatomotor cortex in musicians also results in permanent structural changes in the volume of the anatomical structures. Volumetric studies have repeatedly showed larger premotor cortex and cerebellum in (male) musicians as compared with non-musicians. “

“…the psychological/[sunjective] state of being moved can alone explain the pleasure derived from negatively connoted aesthetic stimuli, such as sadness-inducing music or films or disgust-inducing pictures when displayed in an art context …”

“…the acoustic characteristics of happy compared to sad music, such as brighter timbre, more staccato articulation, faster tempo and major tonality…”

“Listening to liked music (as opposed to disliked music) elicited neural activity in emotional and motivational structures of the brain, including deep subcortical centers controlling arousal and automatic nervous system activity, whereas listening to happy music (as contrasted to sad music) elicited activity in sensory areas, namely the bilateral primary and non-primary auditory cortices. “