Babies soothed with music therapy

This article really resonated with me. I know it’s true. When I was pregnant, we all sang to my sweet, baby girl all the time. “Parents who sing to their babies, there’s a better bond. They feel closer to their babies,” Murphy shares. Murphy says, ” Your baby has heard your voice for a long […]

Early Music Lessons Boost Brain Development

“If you started…lessons in grade one, or played the recorder in kindergarten, thank your parents and teachers. Those lessons you dreaded – or loved – helped develop your brain. The younger you started music lessons, the stronger the connections in your brain.” -Virginia Penhune, Professor in Concordia’s Department of Psychology THANK YOU MOM! Last month […]

Music To My Ears

  Did you know that 50% of Americans suffer from Insomnia? Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center recently conducted a study which using a non-invasive approach to reduce to symptoms of insomnia. Their study involved a new technology whose purpose is to help the brain frequencies acheive greater harmony and balance through musical tones. The technology […]

When a Mouse Loves a Woman

According to a new study, males who imitate Pavoratti or Beiber in an attempt to woo the female species are not alone. Male mice appear to do something similar thing by attempting to match the pitch of the ultrasonic serenades of other male mice. “We are claiming that mice have limited versions of the brain […]

Opera singing apes

We are all familiar with how the human voice becomes high pitched when inhaling helium from a balloon. Well, helium gas is also a useful tool when studying the vocal techniques of animals because it boosts resonance frequencies and sound velocity. This study, conducted by the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University, Japan, demonstrates how […]

Music and autism

It has been said that music has helped individuals with autism. In a study, by the College of Alternative Medicine, Jeonju University, Korea, improvisational music therapy sessions and toy play sessions were examined to see if there was any evidence to support the value of music therapy in advancing social, emotional and motivational development in […]

Two thumbs Up!

In a study conducted by the University of Alberta, children from the ages of 1 month to 18 years were examined to find out if music was effective in reducing pain and anxiety associated with medical and dental procedures. The studies proved positive. Music therapy was found to significantly reduce pain and anxiety in these […]