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Music has powerful (and visible) effects on the brain — ScienceDaily

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***Arts in Healthcare Series: Music & the Brain***

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          In taking care of ourselves and others, there is no better medicine than music. Music has powerful effects on the brain and on human development. This is a particularly relevant post, sharing as it does the experience of a physician and some of the basic science about music.

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Source: Music has powerful (and visible) effects on the brain — ScienceDaily

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Service-learning course reaches local residents with memory loss through music: News at IU: Indiana University

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music & Memory***

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           Music & Memory is one of the “Beacons of Hope” featured in the first of my Living Through Creativity resource guides. The program has gained acceptance and is being used with people with dementia across the world. Today’s post tells the story of how Music & Memory is being used in a service-learning course at Indiana University.

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Source: Service-learning course reaches local residents with memory loss through music: News at IU: Indiana University

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As a music therapist I can do something no drugs can do | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music Therapy***

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          I often share research and programs about the role of music in healthcare. Today’s post is the personal story of Grace Watts and how she chose music therapy as her profession. Thanks to The Guardian and its Healthcare Professionals Network. Stories are always the best way to understand the potential power of the arts in our lives.

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Source: As a music therapist I can do something no drugs can do | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian

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The healing power of music – Franciscan Children’s Hospital, Brighton MA

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music As Medicine***

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          One of the most important developments in the integration of the arts into healthcare has been the use of music in almost every kind of therapeutic setting. Less famous than Boston Children’s Hospital, Franciscan has also integrated music into its treatment of seriously ill children. Read this inspiring story of how music helps children in the healing process. This was originally a Sponsored Post in the Boston Globe, but no less important because of that.

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What Happens in the Brain When Music Causes Chills? | Smart News | Smithsonian

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***Music and the Brain Series: Smithsonian Report***

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          We all experience the powerful impact of music on not just our brain but our entire system. Today’s post is a fascinating article from Smithsonian’s Smart News shines the spotlight on those “frissons” or chills that we get from some music. Enjoy!

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Source: What Happens in the Brain When Music Causes Chills? | Smart News | Smithsonian

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The Trans-Sensory Transcendence of Music: Helen Keller’s Electrifying Letter About “Hearing” Beethoven’s Ode to Joy – Brain Pickings

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          I haven’t shared an essay from Brain Pickings lately and this is a good one for reflections on a weekend. We know personally the effect that music has on our spirits; research is telling us more every day. This inspiring essay from Brain Pickings shares how Helen Keller felt after “listening” to Beethoven’s Ninth. The impact of the vibrations alone enabled her to experience the Ode to Joy deeply. There are mysteries still to be discovered about music’s deep powers.

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Source: The Trans-Sensory Transcendence of Music: Helen Keller’s Electrifying Letter About “Hearing” Beethoven’s Ode to Joy – Brain Pickings

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How ambient music can help ease the trauma of the ICU | Aeon Essays

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***The Healing Power of Music Series: Music in the ICU***

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          Music is being accepted more and more as a “powerful therapeutic medium” by doctors and hospitals around the world. Today’s post brings us the story of how a group of physicians and musicians is bringing ambient music to the ICU at University College London hospital. ICU’s are among the most traumatic places in the world for the patients; they arr long overdue for an innovative redesign. This is one step in the right direction. Thank you, Aeon Essays, for this story.

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Source: How ambient music can help ease the trauma of the ICU | Aeon Essays

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Musicians without Borders – War Divides, Music Connects

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***The Power of Music Series: Music Heals After Trauma***

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               Musicians without Borders is based in Amsterdam and has been working since 19999 with communities and especially children to help them recover from the traumatic stress of war, displacement, and natural disasters.They work over the longer term not only to provide music for healing but also to train local community music leaders to continue the work. Explore their website to learn more about this important work. They are a “Beacon of Hope” organization.

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Source: Musicians without Borders – War Divides, Music Connects

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Sleep better and replace painkillers with the medicinal power of music | WIRED UK

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          Across the world more and more physicians and other medical professionals are coming to understand the immense possibilities for healing of music. Wired Health tells the story of how music as medicine is helping people with sleep issues and introduces the Sync Project as a new venture in research on the power of music.

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Source: Sleep better and replace painkillers with the medicinal power of music | WIRED UK

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Exploring the Mechanisms of Music Therapy | The Scientist Magazine®

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***The Healing Power of Music Series: Science Looks at Why It Works***

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          Music has a powerful influence on our lives in many ways, not the least being its healing power. In today’s post the Scientist Magazine looks at three basic principles of neuroplasticity of the brain to understand why music therapy works in treating various types of disease.  The article is well worth reading and sharing.

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Source: Exploring the Mechanisms of Music Therapy | The Scientist Magazine®

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