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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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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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New study shows: Three basic emotions evoked by Western music affect people everywhere, regardless of culture or habits,

June 25th, 2012 · No Comments · how the brain works, music and the brain

Tweet Three basic emotions evoked by Western music affect people everywhere, regardless of culture or habits, a new study shows. People in Africa who’ve never listened to a radio can still pick up on happy, sad, and fearful emotions in Western music, researchers say in the journal Current Biology. These emotions in music can be […]

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Western and Chinese Music: Brain Activity

February 26th, 2007 · No Comments · music and the brain

Tweet Have you ever wondered how the brain responds to familiar-sounding Western music, versus unfamiliar music from other cultures, i.e. Chinese music?  This is the kind of thing that I think is fascinating and now I’ve recently discovered a great site called www.cognews.com. On this site there was a press release of some very interesting […]

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