Music Makes the Mind

From a study by Shore, Rebecca and Strasser, Janis: Hearing causes brain cells (neurons) to connect and neural networks to form. Advanced brain-scan technology and neuroscience research reveal that when children participate in music, the brain “light[s] up like a Read More …

Born to Make Music

From a study by Koelsch S, Gunter T, Friederici AD, and Schröger E: Only little systematic research has examined event-related brain potentials (ERPs) elicited by the cognitive processing of music. The present study investigated how music processing is influenced by Read More …

Skills Acquired in Learning Music Generalize

From a study by Kaplan, RS and Steele, AL: The researchers analyzed data related to goals and outcomes over 2 program years for 40 music therapy clients, ranging in age from 2-49 years, with diagnoses on the autism spectrum. They Read More …

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 Wins Out over New Age Music, Again

From a study by Rauscher FH, Shaw GL, and Ky KN: Motivated by predictions of a structured neuronal model of the cortex, we performed a behavioral experiment which showed that listening to a Mozart piano sonata produced significant short-term enhancement 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 …

Researchers Foresee Clinical Applications of the Mozart Effect

From a study by Shaw GL, and Bodner M: Motivated by predictions from the structured trion model of the cortex, based on Mountcastle’s columnar organizational principle, behavioral experiments have demonstrated a causal short-term enhancement of spatial-temporal reasoning in college students Read More …

Mozart Promotes EEG Coherence

From a study by Sarnthein J, vonStein A, Rappelsberger P, Petsche H, Rauscher FH, and Shaw GL: Motivated by predictions from the structured trion model of the cortex, behavioral experiments have demonstrated a causal short-term enhancement of spatial-temporal reasoning in Read More …