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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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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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Brain, Music, and Emotional Experiences

October 2nd, 2016 · No Comments · music and the brain

Tweet Have YOU experienced a sudden brain, music, and emotional experience?  This morning I was sitting in church, as I often do on Sunday mornings.  😉  We were transitioning from one section of the service to another and the organist started playing something that just catapulted me back in time!  I tried to analyze what […]

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