Does Your Music Affect Your Personality?

From a study by Schiltz L, Maugendre M, and Brytek-Matera A.: Questing one’s personal identity and developing a coherent representation of oneself, the other and the world are major tasks in adolescence. Research showed that a satisfactory resolution of the Read More …

Wine, Women and Song May Help Depression

From a study by Reinhardt, U and Lange, E: The effects of the performance of various forms of music and an acoustic non-musical comparative stimulus on the condition and efficiency of depressive persons were studied. These persons react in the Read More …

Moving to Music Makes Babies Happier

From a study by Marcel Zentner and Tuomas Eerola: Humans have a unique ability to coordinate their motor movements to an external auditory stimulus, as in music-induced foot tapping or dancing. This behavior currently engages the attention of scholars across 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 …

Music and Language, Again

From a study by Flores-Gutiérrez EO, Díaz JL, Barrios FA, Favila-Humara R, Guevara MA, del Río-Portilla Y, and Corsi-Cabrera M.: Brain correlates comparing pleasant and unpleasant states induced by three dissimilar masterpiece excerpts were obtained. Related emotional reactions to the Read More …

The Role of the Cerebellum

From a study by Neil Gordon: The most important function of the cerebellum may be to coordinate motor function so that movements can be performed smoothly, but there are others. It has been shown that the cerebellum is involved in Read More …

Music Alleviates Chronic Pain and Depression

From Science Daily: […] participants, who had an average age of 50, were recruited from pain and chiropractic clinics in Ohio, USA. They had been suffering from a range of painful conditions, including osteoarthritis, disc problems and rheumatoid arthritis, for Read More …

Baby Beethoven?

From a study by Wilkin, P.E.: Procedure: The test-group fetuses were monitored for fetal movements and heart rate at thirty-two and thirty-eight weeks gestation. Following ten minutes of monitoring with no stimulus, headphones were secured to the mother’s abdomen and Read More …

Classical Music Relieves Stress and Depression

From a study by Morishita Akiyo : This study examined the effectiveness of reducing stress by using classical music on resting females. Twenty females, 23.25.+-.0.68 years old, with normal hearing (experimental group N=10, control group N=10) participated in this study. Read More …