Music in the Emergency Room May Improve Performance

From a study by Gatti MF, and da Silva MJ: Due to the assistant characteristic of the emergency service, the health professional experiences countless situations that generate anxiety. This study aimed to learn the professionals’ perception about the presence of Read More …

Music Affects Pain Perception

From a study by Kenntner-Mabiala R, Gorges S, Alpers GW, Lehmann AC, and Pauli P: The present study investigated affective and physiological responses to changes of tempo and mode in classical music and their effects on heat pain perception. Thirty-eight Read More …

Classical Music Improves the Performance of Experts

From a study by Conrad C, Konuk Y, Werner P, Cao CG, Warshaw A, Rattner D, Jones DB, and Gee D: BACKGROUND: Music and noise are frequent occurrences in the operating room. To date, the effects of these auditory conditions Read More …

Why Mozart Might Improve Weight Gain in Preterm Infants

From a study by Lubetzky R, Mimouni FB, Dollberg S, Reifen R, Ashbel G, and Mandel D: OBJECTIVE: The rate of weight gain in preterm infants who are exposed to music seems to improve. A potential mechanism could be increased Read More …

Mozart Effect Present in Geriatric Patients

From a study by Cacciafesta M, Ettorre E, Amici A, Cicconetti P, Martinelli V, Linguanti A, Baratta A, Verrusio W, and Marigliano V: The ME [Mozart Effect] was described for the first time in 1993. Subsequently other studies with similar Read More …

Mental Musical Rehearsal Confounds Brain Researchers

From a study by Brothers L, Shaw GL, and Wright EL: It has been extremely difficult to quantify temporal aspects of higher level human brain function. We have found that mental rehearsals of musical performance of several minutes duration provide Read More …

Music In Our Schools Month

March is National Music in Our Schools Month, and in honor of the occasion, I thought I’d present you with a top ten list of why children should be encouraged to listen to classical music and learn to play an Read More …