Perhaps Albus Dumbledore was onto something when he spoke the words, “Ah, music, a magic beyond all we do here.” After all, most of us understand that music holds a power beyond what we really know how to describe. We play it in our cars, listen on our way to classes and we are drawn […]Read more "Music in Our Lives: Despite proven clinical benefits of music in public education, some schools are cutting funding"
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. This classic childhood song (one of my daughter’s favorites) tends to repeat itself, with just a few minor changes in the lyrics, but the end result is always the same: you’re going to have to find some way to express yourself based on how you […]Read more "Feeling Down? According To a New Study, Just Dance or Go To a Concert"
Have you ever felt down, listened to some music and then become more energetic after hearing an upbeat tune? Have you ever thought of your favorite music artist as your therapist? Studies facilitated by a number of research organizations show that music can drastically improve — or worsen — your mood, depending on the genre […]Read more "How does music affect mood?"
I’m sure you’re all familiar with expressions such as oldies but goodies, a blast from the past and the good ole days, but have you ever given them much thought? Have you ever been guilty of reaching over and cranking the radio up just a bit when certain songs come on? I know I have. […]Read more "Music has many benefits"
Observing a pianist at a recital – converting musical notations into precisely timed finger movements on a piano – can be a powerful emotional experience. As a researcher of neuroscience and a pianist myself, I understand that the mastering of this skill not only takes practice, but also requires complex coordination of many different brain […]Read more "Music training speeds up brain development in children"