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Why Playing a Musical Instrument Can Protect Brain Health

Findings could help to develop new neuro-rehabilitation interventions through musical training. A recent study conducted at Baycrest Health Sciences has uncovered a crucial piece into why playing a musical instrument can help older adults retain their listening skills and ward … Continue reading

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Towards a neural basis of music perception

Music perception involves complex brain functions underlying acoustic analysis, auditory memory, auditory scene analysis, and processing of musical syntax and semantics. Moreover, music perception potentially affects emotion, influences the autonomic nervous system, the hormonal and immune systems, and activates (pre)motor … Continue reading

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Art, Music, and the Brain: Biological Benefits of Making Music

Nina Kraus, professor at Northwestern University, discusses how our brains process sound, and how making music can help offset language deficiencies.

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Memories of music cannot be lost to Alzheimer’s and dementia

The part of your brain responsible for ASMR catalogs music, and appears to be a stronghold against Alzheimer’s and dementia. Some music inspires you to move your feet, some inspire you to get out there and change the world. In any … Continue reading

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Neuroeducation and Music: Collaboration for Student Success

An expanding body of evidence based on cognitive neuroscience provides music teachers with information about the interaction of music instruction and brain development. This information is foundational for those interested in the biology of teaching in addition to the curriculum … Continue reading

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Connecting Music Learning to Mind Brain Education

Researchers suggest that musical training prepares the mind for learning; however, there are many obstacles to the implementation of research to practice in music education. The purpose of this article is to apply key principles of mind-brain education to music … Continue reading

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Mu­sic sup­ports the aud­it­ory skills of hear­ing im­paired chil­dren

Researchers at University of Helsinki, and University College London have found evidence that children with hearing impairment and cochlear implants can benefit from hobbies involving music and especially singing. The results published i Music Perception show that the auditory skills … Continue reading

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Music and How It Impacts Your Brain, Emotions

Music is a common phenomenon that crosses all borders of nationality, race, and culture. A tool for arousing emotions and feelings, music is far more powerful than language. An increased interest in how the brain processes musical emotion can be … Continue reading

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Towards a neural basis of music-evoked emotion

Music is capable of evoking exceptionally strong emotions and of reliably affecting the mood of individuals. Functional neuroimaging and lesion studies show that music-evoked emotions can modulate activity in virtually all limbic and paralimbic brain structures. These structures are crucially involved in the initiation, generation, … Continue reading

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How the Brain Processes Music

Researchers reveal the right homologue of the Broca’s area plays a major role in the processing of music. Vincent Cheung, along with Angela Friederici, has been investigating non-local dependencies in music and trying to determine how the human brain processes … Continue reading

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