Baby Beethoven?

From a study by Wilkin, P.E.: Procedure: The test-group fetuses were monitored for fetal movements and heart rate at thirty-two and thirty-eight weeks gestation. Following ten minutes of monitoring with no stimulus, headphones were secured to the mother’s abdomen and Read More …

Mozart Improves Test Performance

From a study by M. Keyhani and M. Shariatpanahi: Materials and methods: Forty medical students randomly assigned to music and control groups. This randomization was performed in a way to maintain an equal sexual distribution between the two groups to Read More …

Music Increases Effect of Anesthesia

From a study by Suleyman Ganidagli, MD, Mustafa Cengiz, MD, Medaim Yanik, MD, Cevdet Becerik, MD, and Bahriye Unal, MD: We assessed the effect of music on the level of sedation and the electroencephalograph bispectral index (BIS) during the preoperative Read More …

Take Twenty Minutes of Mozart and Call Me in the Morning

From a study by Ruth McCaffrey and Edward Freeman: Sixty-six participants over 65 years of age with osteoarthritis were divided into two randomized groups, and the experimental group listened to a tape of relaxing music for twenty minutes a day, Read More …

Polishing the Apple CD

From a study by James R. Cheek, Loretta J. Bradley, Gerald Parr, and William Lan: This study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of music therapy techniques as an intervention for teacher burnout. Of the 51 elementary school teachers who Read More …

Classical Music Calms Shelter Dogs

From a study conducted by D.L. Wells, L. Graham, and P.G. Hepper: Conducted in an animal shelter in the United Kingdom and published in the journal Animal Welfare (Vol. 11, No. 4), the study investigated the behavior of dogs in Read More …