Music Better than Progressive Muscle Relaxation in the Treatment of COPD

From a study by Singh V, and Rao, V: Acute effects of music and relaxation have not been evaluated in hospitalized subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This study aims to evaluate the acute effects of music and progressive Read More …

Musicians’ Brains Demonstrate Neuroplasticity

From a review of studies by Jäncke L: Purpose: In this review I summarize and discuss reported findings of structural and functional plasticity in the intact human brain. Methods: The main focus is placed on research that uses musicians as Read More …

Music and Art Modulate Brain Waves to Reduce Pain

From a study by Chen AC : Pain perception and its genesis in the human brain have been reviewed recently. In the current article, the reports on pain modulation in the human brain were reviewed from higher cortical regulation, i.e. Read More …

Music At Birth Helps the Brain Protect Itself

From a study by Amagdei A, Balteş FR, Avram J, and Miu AC: Several studies have indicated that the exposure of rodents to music modulates brain development and neuroplasticity, by mechanisms that involve facilitated hippocampal neurogenesis, neurotrophin synthesis and glutamatergic Read More …

Sustainability and Classical Music

The construction of musical instruments is one of the most demanding and detailed kinds of production that exists. One instrument can comprise a dozen or more kinds of wood, metals, and other materials and must be made to exact specifications. Read More …

Mozart Effect May Work Better for Women than Men

From a study by Gilleta KS, Vrbancic MI, Elias LJ, and Saucier DM: During the past decade, there have been numerous reports of a brief, but statistically significant, improvement in immediate spatial-temporal performance after listening to 10 min. of Mozart’s Read More …

Mozart Effect Replicated, Again

From a study by Rideout BE, Dougherty S, and Wernert L: Previous attempts by various researchers to replicate the enhancement of spatial performance following 10 min. exposure to music have been inconsistent in their findings. In the present study 16 Read More …

The Mozart Effect Successfully Replicated

From a study by Rideout BE, and Taylor J: Previous research has demonstrated that 10 min. exposure to classical music can influence performance on a spatial task. The effect, however, has not been robust, suggesting a sensitivity to individual differences Read More …

Mozart in Japan

From a study by Suda M, Morimoto K, Obata A, Koizumi H, and Maki A: OBJECTIVE: In this study, we examined the effects of Mozart’s music on spatial-reasoning ability by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). METHODS: The subjects comprised five males and Read More …