For millennia, music has brought comfort and healing into individual’s lives. David played his harp to bring relief to King Saul thousands of years ago, and his psalms are still read and recited today in many settings as a way to alleviate suffering, worry and fear. A Drexel University study recently showed that cancer patients […]Read more "Experiencing harmony as a healing power"
What drives people to pour hours into making perfectly timed plinking noises with simple brass and stringed instruments? There’s no easy answer. For decades, researchers have studied what drives certain individuals to spend so much time making and thinking about music. What they’ve found is nothing short of incredible: The minds of musicians and non-musicians […]Read more "Personality Studies Show the Difference Between People Who Play Music and Everyone Else"
Nina Kraus, director of the Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory at Northwestern University School of Communication, has produced a multitude of studies showing the importance of sounds and hearing when it comes to development. In children, she recently told NPR that reading begins not with our eyes but with the way our ears, and brains, analyze and […]Read more "Taking A Music Class In High School Improves Teen Language Skills, May Boost Academic Performance"