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Children, Epilepsy, and Mozart

March 1st, 2016 · No Comments · how the brain works, music and the brain

Tweet A fascinating study has come out on children, epilepsy and Mozart.  Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.  It continues to baffle neuroscientists, brain researchers and parents.  The social consequences are severe because the person tends […]

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Studying the Brains of Musicians

January 6th, 2016 · 2 Comments · how the brain works, music and the brain

Tweet I’ve been a musician all of my life.  As I get older and read about what happens to the brain as we age, I can’t help but wonder what mine must look like!  Apparently, the brains of musicians are interesting to neuro-scientists.  Each day, I read new studies about how music affects the brain, […]

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Strokes and Music Therapy

December 15th, 2015 · No Comments · how the brain works, music and the brain

Tweet Do you know someone who has had a stroke?  A stroke is a devastating physical, mental and emotional blow to a person.  Although every stroke is unique and can affect different parts of the part, there are certain commonalities.  But first you must know which side of the brain has been affected and how […]

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Why is the bass line so important in music?

December 2nd, 2015 · No Comments · how the brain works, music and the brain

Tweet A fascinating study was reported today in an online publication called openculture.com.  The title of the study is ” “The Neuroscience of Bass: New Study Explains Why Bass Instruments Are Fundamental to Music”  For musicians and music-lovers, we know we love a great bass line.  How many Bach fugues begin with a powerful state […]

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Music Enters Brain through 8th Cranial Nerve

October 16th, 2015 · No Comments · how the brain works, music and the brain

Tweet The topic of music and the brain is endlessly fascinating to me!  If we could only really understand the power of music to improve not only our health, but our entire lives, the greatest labs on the planet would be working on this around the clock.  Of course, this is not happening around the […]

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