What drives human reasoning? For years, neuroscientists had tried to pinpoint the region where human reasoning stems from using “meta-analysis” — the combination and interpretation of previous studies’ results — to no avail. However, a new method developed by scientists from Korea may be the key to finding out the answer. Accounting for the folded geometry of the brain’s surface, this new method has determined that the brain’s “multiple-demand system” – involved with the “selection of task-relevant stimuli” and “separation of successive…task steps” is the likely site of reason. Read full article here
Why Do Modern Pop Songs Have So Many Credited Writers?
The music industry has changed dramatically over the last few decades – with the number of songwriters credited on number one hits more than doubling. This is due to a combination of factors, including money, the computer and a changing definition of what songwriting is. For example, if The Beatles’ classic “I Feel Fine” was released today, it would likely have four writers credited instead of two, due to the influence of producers, samples and interpolations. With the rise of lawsuits, artists now preemptively add songwriter credits to their songs, even if the similarities between their song and the source material are coincidental. It all goes to show that the music industry is becoming more complex and competitive. Read full article here