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How Music Affects Your Child’s Brain

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Music Affects Children's Brains

Article from iVillage.com | January 1, 1999 Long before the lyrics to “Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star” were written, children across France sang the words you see above to the same tune. Seventeen-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart must also have been familiar with the song, since he used its melody as a starting point for his playful, ever… continue reading»

Molecular Basis for the Mozart Effect

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Molecules

23 April 2004 – New Scientist | by Emily Singer, San Francisco New research has revealed a molecular basis for the “Mozart effect” – the observation that a brief stint of Mozart, but not other music, may improve learning and memory. Rats that heard a Mozart sonata expressed higher levels of several genes involved in… continue reading»

Music for Better Health

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Better Health

By Cathy Wong | About.com Guide | Updated June 12, 2012 Music therapy is a treatment method that involves using music to enhance health. There are many different approaches to music therapy, including creating music, listening to music, and talking about music. Although music therapy is often used to promote mental and emotional health, it… continue reading»

Music and Pain Control

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Pain Control

Listening to Music Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Depression From Karen Lee Richards, former About.com Guide | Updated: June 21, 2006 A study published in the June 2006 issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing found that listening to music daily reduced chronic pain, made people feel more in control of their pain, reduced depression,… continue reading»

The Moozart Effect

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By REBECCA LEE | From ABC News | May 25, 2007 On Hans Pieter Sieber’s Priegola dairy farm in Villanueva del Pardillo, Spain, the secret to success is not some newfangled technology or machine. Nor is it a time-tested technique or process handed down from generation to generation. Rather it is the dulcet, layered tones… continue reading»