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Brain Science looks at Music’s Effects

April 27th, 2017 · No Comments · how the brain works, music and the brain

Tweet I’ve always been fascinated by brain science and how music affects our brains and why we humans respond so powerfully to music of all kinds!  Luckily for me, brain scientists are also really interested in this subject and new articles come out frequently that help to explain this phenomenon to us! Today I came […]

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How do Anxiety and Stress Affect your Brain?

March 14th, 2017 · No Comments · how the brain works, music and the brain

Tweet How do anxiety and stress affect your brain?  Have YOU ever felt anxious or stressed.  If you are a normal human being the answer is definitely a resounding “YES!”  Unfortunately, anxiety and stress are just part of the human condition.  And especially in the 21st century it seems.  Every day is go-go-go from morning […]

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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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The Effect of Music on Cognitive Performance

January 6th, 2017 · No Comments · music and the brain

Tweet The effect of music on cognitive performance has been known for years.  When I was in music school, many years ago, I was required to know thousands of pieces of music!  We had to know operas, symphonies, sonatas, string quartets and more,  so well that the professor could “drop the needle” (we still used […]

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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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