Mozart Relieves Stress in College Students

From a study by Alalami, Usama, Alalami, Sheena, and Cooper, Ross Gordon: The article presents a study on the effect of Mozart’s music in undergraduate students who study health-related courses at the Birmingham City University in Great Britain. It states 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 …

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 …

What Type of Music Reduces Stress?

From a study by Labbé E, Schmidt N, Babin J, and Pharr M: Listening to classical and self-selected relaxing music after exposure to a stressor should result in significant reductions in anxiety, anger, and sympathetic nervous system arousal, and increased Read More …

Live Music in the NICU

From a study by Arnon S, Shapsa A, Forman L, Regev R, Bauer S, Litmanovitz I, and Dolfin T: BACKGROUND: Music stimulation has been shown to provide significant benefits to preterm infants. We hypothesized that live music therapy was more Read More …

A Little Night Music is Good for your Heart

From a study by L Bernardi, C Porta1, and P Sleight: Even short exposure to music can induce measurable and reproducible cardiovascular and respiratory effects, leading to a condition of arousal or focused attention that is proportional to the speed Read More …

Is Your Music Good for Your Heart?

From a study by Escher J, and Evéquoz D: The effect of trophotropic (relaxing) music on heart rate and heart rate variability has been investigated in 23 healthy young individuals by means of 24-hour Holter-ECG. Relaxing music (Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart) Read More …

Music as Effective as Diazepam Prior to Surgery

From a study by Berbel P, Moix J, and Quintana S: OBJECTIVES: To compare the effectiveness of music to that of diazepam in reducing preoperative anxiety. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were randomized to 2 groups to receive diazepam or listen Read More …