Music and Alzheimer
Types of music therapy
Effect of music in mood
Effective part of the brain by music
Have you ever used music at work to jack up productivity or change your
mood? Interestingly some rhythms. such as baroque, induce enzymes in the
brain and add amazing well being and focus. Other tunes leave you punchy …
and unable to focus. Has it happened to you?
types of music
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Listening to, playing, reading and creating music involves practically every
part of the brain. In the book This Is Your Brain on Music, Daniel J. Levitin
explains that listening to music first involves subcortical structures like
cochlear nuclei, the brain stem, and the cerebellum. It then moves up to
auditory cortices on both sides of the brain. And when you hear music,
listening also involves the memory centers in the brain, such as the
hippocampus and lowest parts of the frontal lobe. Tapping along with the
music gets your cerebellum involved. Reading music involves the visual
cortex, and listening to or recalling lyrics will involve language centers in the
temporal and frontal lobes. - See more at:
If you actually perform music, your frontal lobe for planning, and your motor
and sensory cortex will activate as well. Because playing music requires coordination of motor control, somatosensory touch and auditory information,
most musicians are known to have developed a greater ability than the
average person to use both hands. Increased networks between the left and
right brain form thick fibers that interconnect the two motor areas, an area
that is larger in musicians than in nonmusicians. -
__ Because the brain has the capacity to change (called neuroplasticity), music also
affects some of the brain’s learning capacities, increasing the size of the auditory and
motor cortex. A research team from Utrecht University in the Netherlands also found
music is associated with an improved ability for auditory imagery. Musically trained
groups performed better on both a musical imagery task and a non-musical auditoryimagery task than naive groups.
Generally music has been regarded as a right-brain activity because of its
reliance on creativity. But brain-imaging research has shown music does
involve both hemispheres, although a majority of activity does occur in the
right side of the brain. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) was a French impressionist
composer who suffered from an unknown disease that affected his left
hemisphere, leaving him unable to speak, perform complex tasks, or read and
write. He also lost his musical function and could not compose during the last
years of his life. In contrast to Ravel, Russian composer Shebalin and British
composer Benjamin Britten both continued writing musical works although
they experienced impairment to their spoken language after having sustained
strokes in the left hemisphere.
Music Affects Emotion, Involves a
Deep Level of Our Brain, and Helps
Us Heal - See more at:
lthough music involves many areas of the brain, people listen to or play music
because they like it. Research also indicates that people value music primarily
because of the emotions it evokes. __ In addition to a cognitive appraisal, Dr.
Juslin and his team at Uppsala University, Sweden, suggested underlying
mechanisms that could explain why listening to music may induce emotions,
involving reflexes, conditioning, emotional contagion, visual imagery, memory
and expectancy. __ At deeper level, music stimulates activities of the
amygdala, which regulates emotion, and even the brain stem, which is the
center for many of the vital functions of our bodies such as breathing, heart
rate and digestion. - See more at: http://brainworldmagazine.com/musicrhythm-and-the-brain/#sthash.mWwLSIiL.dpuf
1. Music Therapy provides positive changes in mood and emotional status. 2.
Music captivates and maintains attention - it stimulates parts of the brain. 3.
Music and the silence within it, provides non-verbal, immediate feedback. 4.
Music is where people of all levels can participate. 5. Music is easily adapted
to and can be reflective of a person’s abilities. 6. Music provides a meaningful,
enjoyable context for repetition. 7. Music provides a social context – it sets up
a safe, structured setting for verbal 8. And non-verbal communication. 9.
Music provides an effective memory aid. Imbalance created by action and
passion, outer and inner events result in stress. The cause is not far to seek.
Music lights up almost every area
of the brain, which shouldn’t be a
surprise since it makes people tap
their feet, encourages the
recollection of vivid memories and
has the potential to lighten the