Episode 112 - Shacking Up, Climate Change, and Spiritual Waves

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why is singing in worship more powerful than study? What is the science of cohabitation? Would sound exist if we couldn’t hear it? How do we know human activity effects climate?

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Why is singing in worship more powerful than study?

Music in the Brain (MIT)

Speech versus Song: Multiple Pitch-Sensitive Areas Revealed by a Naturally Occurring Musical Illusion

The relationship between the neural computations for speech and music perception is context-dependent: an activation likelihood estimate study

Why Does Music Give You Chills?

What is the science of cohabitation?

The Science of Cohabitation: A Step Toward Marriage, Not a Rebellion

Would sound exist if we couldn’t hear it?

The scientific method

How do we know human activity effects climate?

Skeptical Science

What does past climate change tell us about global warming?

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