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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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Music puts the brain to sleep

April 9th, 2016 · No Comments · how the brain works, music and the brain

Tweet Almost every week people bring me their issues with insomnia.  Is it possible that music puts your brain to sleep?  Insomnia is at epidemic levels these days.  I see about 20 therapy patients per week and I’d say that well over half of them suffer from insomnia.  Can music put the brain to sleep? […]

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