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Music, Brain, Cortisol: What’s the issue??

February 15th, 2017 · No Comments · how the brain works, music and the brain

Tweet What’s the connection between Music, Brain and Cortisol?  Neuroscientists call cortisol “The Stress Hormone.”  Why? because when humans are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression and fear, their bodies produce the hormone known as cortisol.  And what does cortisol do for the body?    Too much cortisol basically ravages the body and tears down the cells […]

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Why the Brain responds so quickly to musical cues

December 5th, 2016 · No Comments · how the brain works, music and the brain

Tweet Do you know how fast YOUR brain responds to music?  How do YOU feel when you hear some favorite music?  I know that for me, just hearing a couple of bars of something from the past or the present can put a huge smile on my face and make me start dancing, swaying, clapping or […]

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Music and the Brain of a Newborn Preemie

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments · how the brain works, music and the brain

Tweet What is more precious than a newborn baby?  When they arrive early, it’s even more emotional because it’s usually quite a surprise and the issues can be very, very different.  Hopefully, the parents and siblings (if there are siblings!) have been singing to Mama’s belly every night from month 4-6 and they are bonding […]

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Is Rhythm hard-wired into Humans: Music, and Circadian Rhythms

August 30th, 2016 · No Comments · how the brain works, music and the brain

Tweet Is rhythm hard-wired into humans?  We all know the irresistible feelings of wanting to clap along to music, or snap your fingers, or get up and dance!  When these urges wash over us, and when we see other people around us start doing the same thing, we feel that it’s OK to give in […]

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Music, the Brain, and Rapture!

June 20th, 2016 · No Comments · how the brain works, music and the brain

Tweet Have you ever experienced pure rapture when listening to a piece of music?  Have you listened to a piece of music that sent tingles up and down your spine and made your breathing and heart rate increase?  Have you experienced such emotion that you truly felt you were in an altered state?  Yes, music […]

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