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Entries from January 31st, 2010

Music Can Heal the Brain

January 31st, 2010 · 4 Comments · Music and the Brain

Tweet Over the years, researchers have studied the various effects of music on human health, intelligence, and well-being.  More recently, researchers came to fascinating conclusions regarding music’s medicinal qualities:  music can heal the brain.   Music’s various positive benefits reach diverse groups of people: adolescents involved with music perform better in school , music increases […]

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Understanding Brain Waves: Tune Your Brain

January 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Music and the Brain, Music and the Mind-Body, Music Healing

Tweet They say that the brain is the last unexplored frontier, but over the last decade or two, much research has been conducted that documents how sound and vibration impact the brain in a very positive way. The following was found on today’s “The Daily Turn-on.” Enjoy! Did you know you can actually charge up […]

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Research in Music Healing Runs from Birth forward…

January 29th, 2010 · No Comments · Music Medicine

Tweet For anyone wanting to know how music can be used for healing or for wellness, there are hundreds of studies in libraries, journals and on the internet. I thought my readers might enjoy seeing just a sampling of some of the published studies from 2009. These studies run the gamut from pregnancy and preemies, […]

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Music and Stress in Children Receiving General Anesthesia

January 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Music and Surgery

Tweet Introduction ——————————————————————————– The research I am about to present today has taken three years. Its goal was to reduce physiological and emotional stress in patients undergoing general anesthesia. The research questions were: Is there audio perception when under anesthesia? Can we find a parameter that would measure the physiological and biochemical effect of music […]

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Learning to Meditate with Music

January 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Music and the Mind-Body

Tweet Published with the author’s permission: How to Meditate with Music BY JAVIER RAMON BRITO I will offer you a guide on how to meditate with music, summarized in 10 easy steps to make the most of this kind of meditation. 1. Choose a good piece of meditation music or meditative, inspirational, instrumental music. Why […]

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Music and the Brain: Meet Melody Gardot

January 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Music and the Brain

Tweet This morning on CBS Sunday Morning there was a fabulous, inspiring, uplifting story!  Definitely wanted to share this with all my readers! Her sultry voice has made Melody Gardot an international sensation. Her latest album, “My One and Only Thrill,” has dazzled critics in the U.S., and sold more than half a million copies […]

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Your Brain on Music: A video

January 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Music and the Brain

Tweet The research team showed that music engages the areas of the brain involved with paying attention, making predictions and updating the event in memory. Peak brain activity occurred during a short period of silence between musical movements—when seemingly nothing was happening. Beyond understanding the process of listening to music, their work has far-reaching implications […]

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Gift of music thrills Holy Angels

January 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Music and the Brain

Tweet New program enables people with disabilities to perform with even the slightest motion. The musical instrument is invisible – played by hand movements or nods of the head. Sounds showering the air may be like the sweet purr of a harp or a full orchestra’s blast. The players are residents of Belmont-based Holy Angels, […]

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