Music Sounds May Not Be as Important as How It Looks

by Rachel Baker on August 22, 2013

Read this interesting article on Wired.com about what we see being more important than what we hear when it comes to music.

In a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Chia-Jung Tsay had participants predict the winners of musical competitions based on recordings — some audio-only, some videos with audio, and some silent videos. The results were surprising: Participants who saw videos, even without sound, were able to identify the winners at a significantly higher rate than those who only listened to the music.

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/08/music-visual-audio/

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