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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…

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Children Listening to Music or Watching Cartoons During ER Procedures: A RCT

This study aims to determine if listening to music and watching cartoons are effective to distract children from pain and distress during procedures in the emergency room (ER). Methods: This study is a single-center, 3-armed, superiority randomized controlled trial comparing listening to music, watching cartoons, and standard […] Click here to view original web page…

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Overture for growth hormone: requiem for interleukin-6?

Music has been used for therapeutic purposes since the beginning of cultural history. However, despite numerous descriptions of beneficial effects, the precise mechanisms by which music may improve human well-being remain unclear. Methods: We conducted a randomized study in ten critically ill patients to identify mechanisms of […] Click here to view original web page…