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Music in the Operating Room: For surgeons, this time

March 8th, 2011 · No Comments · Music and Dental Surgery, Music and Surgery, Music and the Mind-Body, Music in the Hospital

Tweet Music and medicine are deeply connected. But what kind of music should your surgeon really be listening to? BY RAHUL PARIKH iStockphoto/lisagagne/Salon PopRX is a new weekly column about the intersection of pop culture and medicine. In 1889 Nietzsche wrote, “Without music life would be a mistake.” As someone who regularly spends a chunk […]

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Remember the Swingle Singers?

February 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Movie Music, music and the heart, Music and the Mind-Body, Music Healing

Tweet   When I was in high school, I was introduced to the Swingle Singers, singing their fabulous arrangements of Bach preludes and fugues, Scarlatti sonatas, and all kinds of wondrous musical confections.  Only in my later years have I even become familiar with the music of people like Jerome Kern and even then, only […]

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Creating Love and Passion with Music

February 14th, 2011 · No Comments · music and the heart, Music and the Mind-Body, Music Healing

Tweet Can music actually create love and passion in your relationship? I certainly think so! Almost everyone remembers certain love songs that remind them of the one they love or loved. Music has a powerful effect on the mind-body connection and when things are NOT going well in your relationship, sometime listening to the songs […]

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Here’s your brain on jazz!

February 1st, 2011 · No Comments · Music and the Brain, Music and the Mind-Body, Music in the News!

Tweet Have you ever wondered about your brain on jazz?  Jazz is said to be the only true American musical genre.  Even within jazz, there are now many sub-genres.  The performer is actually a neuroscientist and had the ability to have a little keyboard created.  He took it into an MRI machine to show the […]

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Music and the Mind-Body Connection

November 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Music and Emotion, Music and the Mind-Body

Tweet Last Sunday at our Healing Music 101 class, we had an interesting comment from one of our class members.  She commented that she believes that although our minds and bodies are inextricable connected, that we do sometimes get “disconnected.”  That is when we begin to fall into a state of dis-ease or dis-comfort or […]

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Thoughts about music’s power to evoke powerful emotion

November 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · Movie Music, Music and Relaxation, Music and the Mind-Body, Music Healing

Tweet Yesterday, we had our usual Sunday afternoon “Healing Music 101” class.  We had such a wonderful discussion that I thought my readers would be interested to know what some of the ideas that emerged were.  The theme of the day was sharing some specific pieces that make us feel:  sad, angry, scared or happy/energized.  […]

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Why does music elicit such powerful emotion?

October 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Classical Music, Healing Music Travel, music and the heart, Music and the Mind-Body, Music Healing

Tweet This is a deep question that many people ask themselves very sincerely and with a burning desire to know that answer. I’ve certainly asked myself this question many times and am finally beginning to understand some of the keys to the mystery. One of the main factors is your past association with that music. […]

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Do YOU have a mind for music?

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

Tweet Here’s a great new article from Scientific American: A mind for music By Elizabeth Quill August 14th, 2010; Vol.178 #4 (p. 17) There are very few activities for which your birthday suit and a three-piece suit are equally appropriate attire. Music is one of them. Belting an improvised ditty alone in the shower and […]

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