Research Shows the Health Benefits of Music

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There are many mindfulness practices to stimulate inner awareness, increase health, and elevate our mood. Now we can add to that list practices such as listening to Mozart with your full being while sipping tea, singing a pop-song out loud while you drive across town, or losing your body to ecstatic dancing. Scientific research now […]

How Playing Music affects The Developing Brain

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A 1993 study of college students showed them performing better on spatial reasoning tests after listening to a Mozart sonata. That led to claims that listening to Mozart temporarily increases IQs — and to a raft of products purporting to provide all sorts of benefits to the brain. In 1998, Zell Miller, then the governor […]

Music’s Amazing Effect on Long-Term Memory and Mental Abilities In General

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The fascinating effect of music on people’s cognitive abilities. Professional musicians show superior long-term memory compared with non-musicians, a new study finds. Their brains are also capable of much faster neural responses in key areas of the brain related to decision-making, memory and attention. The results were presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting […]

What is „Sound Healing“?

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Sound Healing Involves Listening Sound healing can come from songs being sung or musical instruments being played. But, there are plenty of other healing sounds beyond music. Whenever anyone asks me what my favorite song is, who my favorite singer is, or what music genre I like, my pat answer is „silence.“ My response is […]

What Is Therapeutic Music?

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  Therapeutic music is the use of the healing elements of music and sound to create an environment conducive to healing in healthcare settings. A large number of studies have confirmed the significant benefits that music provides premature babies, cancer patients, patients both before and after surgery and Alzheimer sufferers. Live music has been found […]

Music Therapy Helps Relieve the Symptoms of ADHD

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Therapeutic listening is a type of music therapy intended to help children with sensory processing disorder, and a host of other disorders, including autism, learning disabilities, Down syndrome, and ADD/ADHD. The therapy generally involves listening to music through headphones, both at home and at school. Therapeutic listening sessions usually last from half and hour to […]

Four Brain Wave Patterns

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The four brain wave patterns are: beta, alpha, theta and delta. Beta Frequency range: 14 – 100 Hz Normal waking state, alertness, cognitive thinking, analysis, arousal, agitation/anxiety (higher levels), action, flight or flight response (higher levels) Associated with release of cortisol, epinephrine, insulin, constriction of arteries, increased heart rate and respiration, decreased digestive action, and […]

Synchronized Brain Waves Enable Rapid Learning

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The human mind can rapidly absorb and analyze new information as it flits from thought to thought. These quickly changing brain states may be encoded by synchronization of brain waves across different brain regions, according to a new study. The researchers found that as monkeys learn to categorize different patterns of dots, two brain areas […]