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Music with Preemies: Research is in!

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments · Music in the Hospital, Music in the News!, Music with Newborns and Preemies, Music with Pregnancy and Childbirth

Tweet Music with Preemies:  research is in!  I have known since before my children were born, that music is powerful with infants and children.  What I didn’t know in those early days was that babies can hear up to 5 months before they are born.  Research has documented that the fetal ear can begin functioning […]

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Music and the Olympics: the Role of Music

July 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Music and Emotion, Music and the Olympics, Music in the News!

Tweet It’s been a wonderful evening of watching the opening of the 2012 Olympics, and I can’t help wondering if they would be nearly as powerful without the music. This theme that I’m sharing with you is now the most famous music ever composed for the Olympics. It is recognized by people all over the world, […]

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How music affects behavior?

November 30th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Music and Emotion, Music and the Brain, Music and the Mind-Body, Music in the News!

Tweet Have you wondered about how music affects the behavior of adolescents? This is one of the most frequent questions I get when I go out to speak around the country. I think it’s a bit of a rhetorical questions because we know that music is powerful and does affect people’s behavior, but especially people who […]

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Another story of music’s power with Alzheimer’s patients

June 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Music in the News!, Music Medicine, Music Research, Music with Alzheimer's patients

Tweet by Steve Toll and Linda Bareham What better “medicine” than a “treatment” that has only positive side effects and “therapy” that is actually enjoyable? That is the “miracle of music” when applied with intention. Music is shown to have the ability to help organize the brain; especially vital to those who are afflicted with […]

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Fear of the Dentist: How much could music headphones help?

February 3rd, 2011 · 1 Comment · Music and Dental Surgery, Music and Relaxation, Music Healing, Music in the Hospital, Music in the News!

Tweet Nearly one-quarter of all Americans avoid dentists because they’re afraid, according to American Dental Association surveys. And the fear comes in many forms. In an attempt to win back fearful patients, dentists like Dr. Eda Ellis in New York offer spa-like services. WSJ’s health columnist Melinda Beck reports. There’s fear of pain, fear of […]

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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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Can Music Therapy Help in a Crisis/Emergency Situation?

January 28th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Music Healing, Music in the News!

Tweet This morning at the University of Louisville School of Music, a fascinating lecture was delivered by Barbara Else, a certified music therapist from Tucson, Arizona.  As a matter of fact, she was called in almost immediately after the shootings there just two weeks ago. Here’s the story from our local news station: LOUISVILLE, KY […]

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New Study Proves that Music has same effect on pleasure centers of brain as sex, falling in love, and chocolate

January 10th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Music and the Brain, Music in the News!

Tweet Jan. 7, 2011 1:17 PM ET New YORK (AP) — Whether it’s the Beatles or Beethoven, people like music for the same reason they like eating or having sex: It makes the brain release a chemical that gives pleasure, a new study says. The brain substance is involved both in anticipating a particularly thrilling […]

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