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The effects of playing music during surgery on the performance of the surgical team: A systematic review

Music is an economical, advantageous and reliable means of reducing stress or stress-related problems. Objective: The present study aims to evaluate the effects of playing music during surgery on the performance of the surgical team through a systematic review of published studies. Methods: The relevant databases of […] Click here to view original web page…

Blog | Music & Stroke

The effects of music listening interventions on cognition and mood post-stroke: a systematic review

Music listening may have beneficial psychological effects but there has been no comprehensive synthesis of the available data describing efficacy of music listening in stroke. Areas covered: We performed a systematic review examining the effects of music listening interventions on cognition and mood post-stroke. We found five published […] Click here to view original web…

Blog | Music & the Brain

Music And The Brain

Music surrounds us–and we wouldn’t have it any other way. An exhilarating orchestral crescendo can bring tears to our eyes and send shivers down our spines. Background swells add emotive punch to movies and TV shows. Organists at ballgames bring us together, cheering, to our feet. Parents croon soothingly to infants. And our fondness has…

Blog | Music & the Brain

Music Stimulates Emotions Through Specific Brain Circuits

Music has a central role in human society because it so strongly evokes feelings and affects social activities and interactions. The study of music’s influence has greatly increased knowledge of emotion in the brain. Studies show that technology has advanced music and recent studies show dramatic effects on all the brain regions that are related…

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Music, Rhythm, and the Brain

Music is part of our life. Music has had deep roots in human culture throughout history. Listening to, enjoying, or playing music sometimes gives us pleasure, sadness, comfort, and even touches us deeply, causing life-changing experiences. Why does music have such a powerful affect on our brain? Click here to view original web page at…

Blog | Music & Stroke

Music listening after stroke: beneficial effects and potential neural mechanisms

Music is an enjoyable leisure activity that also engages many emotional, cognitive, and motor processes in the brain. Here, we will first review previous literature on the emotional and cognitive effects of music listening in healthy persons and various clinical groups. Then we will present findings about the […] Click here to view original web…