Music May Be the New Drug

From a paper by Fukui H, and Toyoshima K: Experience has shown that therapy using music for therapeutic purposes has certain effects on neuropsychiatric disorders (both functional and organic disorders). However, the mechanisms of action underlying music therapy remain unknown, Read More …

Mozart Improves Spatio-Temporal Task Performance in Alzheimer’s Patient

From a case study by Johnson JK, Cotman CW, Tasaki CS, and Shaw GL: Several recent studies have investigated the effectiveness of various behavioral interventions on the cognitive performance of subjects with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Simulations of Shaw’s structured model Read More …

Music Provides Relaxation to Alzheimers’ Patients

From a study by Kumar AM, Tims F, Cruess DG, Mintzer MJ, Ironson G, Loewenstein D, Cattan R, Fernandez JB, Eisdorfer C, and Kumar M: CONTEXT: Music therapy is known to have healing and relaxing effects. Although these effects appear Read More …

Mozart Improves Spatio-Temporal Perfomance with Alzheimer’s

From a study by Johnson JK, Cotman CW, Tasaki CS, and Shaw GL: Several recent studies have investigated the effectiveness of various behavioral interventions on the cognitive performance of subjects with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Simulations of Shaw’s structured model of Read More …

It’s Never Too Late to Benefit from Music Lessons

From a study by Bugos JA, Perlstein WM, McCrae CS, Brophy TS, and Bedenbaugh PH : This study evaluates transfer from domain-specific, sensorimotor training to cognitive abilities associated with executive function. We examined Individualized Piano Instruction (IPI) as a potential Read More …

Classical Music Increases Performance

From a study by R. G. Thompson, C. J. A. Moulin, S. Hayre, and R. W. Jones: Exposure to some music, in particular classical music, has been reported to produce transient increases in cognitive performance. The authors investigated the effect Read More …