Classical Music and Surgery

From a study by Jorge G. Camara, Joseph M. Ruszkowski, and Sandra R. Worak : Context: Music and surgery. Objective: To determine the effect of live classical piano music on vital signs of patients undergoing ophthalmic surgery. Design: Retrospective case Read More …

Learning Piano Exercises your Brain–Fast!

From a study by Marc Bangert and Eckart O Altenmüller Results Changes in cortical activation patterns (DC-EEG potentials) induced by short (20 minute) and long term (5 week) piano learning were investigated during auditory and motoric tasks. Two beginner groups Read More …

Why Only Classical Music Decreases Seizure Activity

Research from Hughes, JR and JJ Fino: The goal of this study was to determine distinctive aspects of Mozart music that may explain the “Mozart effect,” specifically, the decrease in seizure activity. As many as 81 musical selections of Mozart, Read More …

Classical Music on your Mind

From a study by Xiaodan Leng: The trion model was developed using the Mountcastle organizational principle for the column as the basic neuronal network in the cortex and the physical system analogy of Fisher’s ANNNI spin model. An essential feature Read More …

Mozart and Epilepsy

From a study by J S Jenkins : In 23 of 29 patients with focal discharges or bursts of generalized spike and wave complexes who listened to the Mozart piano sonata K448 there was a significant decrease in epileptiform activity Read More …

Learning Piano Decreases Anxiety in Seniors

From a study by Frederick Tims : The study followed various health measures in 130 people during 1998. The experimental group consisted of 61 retirees taking group keyboard lessons in Florida over a period of two 10-week semesters. The health Read More …

Classical Music and High Blood Pressure

From a study by Denetsu Sutoo and Kayo Akiyama: The mechanism by which music modifies brain function is not clear. Clinical findings indicate that music reduces blood pressure in various patients. We investigated the effect of music on blood pressure Read More …