Seeing Might Be Believing!

I’ve been blogging for years about the benefits of listening to classical music, and I’m happy to experiment on myself, but it’s sometimes hard to tell when something is working. However, being able to see a dramatic change in other 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 …

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 Vision Scores in the Elderly

From a study by Marques JC, Vanessa AC, Fiorelli MB, and Kasahara N: PURPOSE: To evaluate the performance of automated perimetry of elderly subjects naïve to AP after listening to a Mozart sonata. INTRODUCTION: Automated perimetry (AP) is a psychophysical 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 …

Baroque Music and Dementia

From a study by Christian Heim, B. Kichu Naif, Denise Mowbray, and Janelle Tavender: Baroque music has been shown to encourage the production of alpha brain waves, leading to a calm, more relaxed state of the mind. The ideals of 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 …

Learning Piano Decreases Anxiety in Seniors

From a study by Frederick Tims : The study followed various health measures in 130 people during 1998. The experimental group consisted of 61 retirees taking group keyboard lessons in Florida over a period of two 10-week semesters. The health Read More …