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Can Music Heal the Brain After a Stroke?

March 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Tweet This is so important for the public to know about! Yes, music can heal the brain and it is free!! For more information on my surgery headphones (www.surgicalheadphones.com) programmed for stroke recovery, please contact me at chantdoc (at) healingmusicenterprises.com.

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Demonstration of how the brain predicts music!

February 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Tweet Our brains expect certain melodic, harmonic and rhythmic eventualities! This is a great demonstration of that!   Bobby McFerrin is the brilliant man who wrote “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” In the summer of 2009, he was a presenter at the World Science Festival. Here’s what NPR had to say: “World Science Festival 2009: Bobby […]

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Music and the Brain: A Therapeutic Duet?

February 24th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Tweet “Zip-a-dee doo dah, Zip-a-dee-ay …” –A. Wrubel, R. Gilbert “Do-wah diddy-diddy dum diddy-do …” –The Moffats “Super-cali-fragilistic-expialidocious …” –The Sherman Brothers “What an odd thing it is to see an entire species–billions of people–playing with, listening to, meaningless tonal patterns, occupied and preoccupied for much of their time by what they call ‘music.”‘ –Oliver […]

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Your Brain on Music…interesting!

January 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Tweet Using brain images of people listening to short symphonies by an obscure 18th-century composer, a research team from the Stanford University School of Medicine has gained valuable insight into how the brain sorts out the chaotic world around it. The research team showed that music engages the areas of the brain involved with paying […]

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Brain can "close eyes" to listen to music

November 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Tweet   Brain ‘closes eyes’ to hear music Our brains can turn down our ability to see to help them listen even harder to music and complex sounds, say experts. A US study of 20 non-musicians and 20 musical conductors found both groups diverted brain activity away from visual areas during listening tasks. Scans showed […]

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