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How can YOU use music to help your brain?

May 8th, 2014 · No Comments · how the brain works, music and the brain

Tweet I think we all know that music makes us feel better.  Whether you’re looking for energy, soothing, comforting or romance, music can definitely bring it!  But exactly HOW does music affect the brain?  And how can you use music more intentionally to benefit your brain, your mood, and your overall health? Dr. Daniel Levitin […]

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Why does music affect emotions so powerfully?

September 26th, 2013 · 3 Comments · how the brain works, music and the brain

Tweet Have you ever had the experiencing of bursting into tears when you heard a piece of music that was so achingly beautiful that you couldn’t hold back tears?  I have.  Have you ever heard music that simply made you smile/grin from ear to ear because it was so clever or even funny?  I have.  […]

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The Duet of Brain and Music

November 3rd, 2012 · No Comments · how the brain works, music and the brain, 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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How the Brain Processes Music

August 29th, 2012 · No Comments · music and the brain

Tweet I’ve heard people say for several decades now, that the brain is the last unexplored frontier.   I find that extremely exciting because I know how powerful music is and I believe that the more we understand about how music affects us, through the brain, then the better we can help humans to heal from […]

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Learning to play music benefits the brain: neuroplasticity

August 1st, 2012 · No Comments · music and the brain

Tweet (NaturalNews) Northwestern University scientists have pulled together a review of research into what music — specifically, learning to play music — does to humans. The result shows music training does far more than allow us to entertain ourselves and others by playing an instrument or singing. Instead, it actually changes our brains. The paper, […]

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