Music & Pain

Original Report Music Modulation of Pain Perception and Pain-Related Activity in the Brain, Brain Stem, and Spinal Cord: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study

Highlights Pain modulation by music is investigated with fMRI of the brain and spinal cord. Behavioral responses showed a roughly 10% reduction of pain ratings with music. fMRI showed altered responses to pain with music in spinal cord and higher structures. Results suggest that music may evoke activation of the descending analgesia pathway. Abstract The…