Sex difference

‘Blind’ orchestral auditions increase a woman’s chances severalfold

Title of paper under discussion Orchestrating Impartiality: The Impact of “Blind” Auditions on Female Musicians Authors Claudia Goldin and Cecilia Rouse Journal National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper 5903, January 1997 Link to paper (free access) Overview Carried out in the mid-Nineties by two economists now of international repute, this piece of research lighted …

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Women are quicker than men at recognising tunes

Title of paper under discussion Sex Differences in Music: A Female Advantage at Recognizing Familiar Melodies Authors Scott A. Miles, Robbin A. Miranda, and Michael T. Ullman Journal Frontiers in psychology vol. 7, 278; 1 March 2016 Link to paper (free access) Overview Working in the Brain and Language Laboratory of Georgetown University, Washington DC, Scott …

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