Music Tunes the Brain

From a study by Margulis, EH, Mlsna, LM, Uppunda, AK, Parrish, TB, and Wong, PC: To appropriately adapt to constant sensory stimulation, neurons in the auditory system are tuned to various acoustic characteristics, such as center frequencies, frequency modulations, and Read More …

Mozart May Alleviate Allergies

From a study by Kimata, H.: In atopic dermatitis patients with latex allergy, listening to Mozart reduced skin wheal responses induced by latex, but not by histamine, whereas listening to Beethoven failed to produce similar results. Listening to Mozart also Read More …

The Music of Sleep

From a study by Wu D, Li CY, and Yao DZ: BACKGROUND: There is growing interest in the relation between the brain and music. The appealing similarity between brainwaves and the rhythms of music has motivated many scientists to seek Read More …

Tone Deafness linked to Lack of Spatial Processing

From a study by Douglas, KM and Bilkey, DK: Amusia (commonly referred to as tone-deafness) is a difficulty in discriminating pitch changes in melodies that affects around 4% of the human population. Amusia cannot be explained as a simple sensory Read More …

Bach Improves the Immune System

From a study by le Roux FH, Bouic PJ, and Bester MM: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of Bach’s Magnificat on emotions, immune, and endocrine parameters in patients of specific infectious lung conditions. Participants (N Read More …