Music and the Brain: The Greatest Collaboration For thousands of years, music has been used for various reasons besides for one's listening pleasures. It has been used for entertainment, religious ceremonies, and even therapy. Music is an essential part of one's life because of its beneficial factors. The way music affects the brain is an extraordinary phenomenon. Research has proven that music and its effect on the brain benefit the ones who listen to it. Therapy involving music whether it includes voices, various timbres, tones, or instruments helps many people cope with their diseases no matter the severity. Besides coping with diseases, music also helps lower blood pressure, relieve stress, and much more. Music used for therapy or other purposes benefits the listener because of the effect it has on the brain. All are not in favor of the idea that music is a positive factor. Some argue that certain types of music affect the brain in a negative way. Those who argue that believe that the types of music that cause these negative vibes are those of the rap genre and the heavy rock genre (Effects of Music on the Brain par. 7). Another source also agrees that music with violent lyrics place a negative impact on people, more specifically, teenagers. Violent lyrics or those filled with sexual notations are the ones pinpointed by the negativity of some. A teen supposedly committed suicide while listening to a popular rock band, Pink Floyd; where the lyrics of the song are said to be the reason why he killed himself (Wight par. 7). Although there is a significant amount of research on the negative effects of music, there is more research on the positive effects. For ages, music therapy has been used to treat a variety of neurological conditions from Alzheimer’s to depression. Science and studies all but confirms that humans are ‘hand-wired’ to respond to music. For example, in a study conducted in 1990 by Sheila Woodward, a South African scientist, it was found that even the unborn has a reaction towards music. In the study, a waterproof microphone called a hydrophone was inserted inside of a pregnant woman’s womb through the cervix (Mannes par. 4). The hydrophone was placed next to the unborn child’s neck and recorded every audible sound that could be heard from the womb. The results were that the baby responded to the music that was being played. When harsh music like rock and roll was played, the child would respond by pushing against the womb as if it was being disturbed, but when calming, relaxing music was being played like classical music, the child calmed and was still. This phenomenal research proves that even the ones not in this world are effected by the music listened to. If an unborn child can respond negatively and positively than so can the ones in the world like teenagers, adults, elders, and the debilitated. Recently, new studies have shown what actually takes places in the brain while the patient listens to music. The studies show that patients with Parkinson’s or those who have suffered from a stroke benefit from music because the brain responds to highly rhythmic music. Those who have issues with balance can listen to music and coordinate their steps with the music they listen to, which in turn improves the way they walk. Rick Bausman once said “Actually playing music, which requires coordinating muscle movements and developing an ear for timing, can also bring dramatic results” (Shulman par. 4). Bausman holds group sessions where he teaches his students to play along with the tunes from Afro-Caribbean beats. Research shows that those group sessions help patients or participants with motor control (Shulman par. 5). Once the patients stopped with the group music sessions, the progress ended and it was noted that to continue with improvements there was a need for continuous music therapy. Another technique that was found to be helpful is melodic intonation therapy. It is effective because
35 years, rock journalists, culture’s self-appointed guardians of cool, have monitored U2’s ups and downs, smash hits and embarrassments. The relationship between critics and the band was fraught from the start, with their anthemic, highly emotive music winning them millions of fans but just as many skeptics. The rock of rebellion and decadence seemed allergic to a band this earnest, emotive, inclusive, politically engaged, and, worst of all, openly Christian. You couldn’t invent a more mock-worthy…
towards Michael Jackson. Despite the comedic theme of the lead single, Encore also had its fair share of serious subject matter, including the anti-war track "Mosh". By the end of 2005 Mathers released the single, "When I'm Gone", recorded for the greatest-hits set Curtain Call: The Hits. Eminem often said that one of his most influential…
Video Case Report
PSY 281 – Abnormal Psychology
Guilford Technical Community College
For Dr. Stephen Ash
Student Name(s): Kallie Roberts, Porsha, and Jarvis Date: 15, April 2013
1. Name of Video: Sybil
2. Assigned Case Character: a. Character Name: Sybil Dorsett
b. Played by Actor/Actress: Sally Field
3. DSM-IV-TR Diagnoses:
Axis I: Dissociative Identity Disorder (300.14)
Axis II: N/A
Axis IV (External…
REALITY IS BROKEN |
WHY GAMES MAKE US BETTER AND HOW THEY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD |
JANE MCGONIGAL |
Fashion Marketing English 2nd Year
We always regard “GAMES” as “pastimes”, but in reality the functions of games are more than that.
First Part_ Introduction: Reality is broken
Games have had enough of reality.
You are one of gamers or you definitely know some of them.
Who are the gamers?
From different professions, ages of people could be the gamers. They play…
LEARNING STYLES, THEORIES, AND WEB DELIVERY
It is what we think we know that keeps us from learning—Chester Barnard
How Adults Approach Learning
Overview of Learning Theories
How the Internet Is Changing Learning
Learning requires active exploration. It is something you do. So far, we have been considering things that
are important in planning for online learning: goals, motivation, and time management. Now we begin to
focus on the learning process…
KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY OF THE PRACTICE OF MUSIC THERAPY IN HONG KONG
By LAM HOI YAN
The purpose of the study was to examine the development of music therapy in Hong Kong. Specifically, a number of related issues were studied including
definition of music therapy, the origin of music therapy, the recent developments in music therapy in China, establishment of a music therapy session, and the setting of therapeutic…
types of cancer in children 0-14 are acute lymphocytic leukemia, brand and central nervous system, neuroblastom, this was ours, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, The most common cancers among adolescents age 15-19 are Hodgkin lymphoma, thyroid carcinoma, brain and central nervous system and testicular germ cell tumors
Childhood cancer occurs regularly, randomly and cuts across all ethnic groups, socioeconomic class and geographic region in the U.S.
The causes of most childhood cancers are unknown and…
the production of consumer electronics, computer software and personal computers, they also produce hardware such as OSX and IOS operating systems, most of the apple products are known all over the world and gadgets such as I Phone smart phone, IPod music player, personal computers, IPod tablet computers, it was founded by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs and Pound Wayne at the year April 1st 1976 and was incorporated on January 3, 1977.
With the development of history, apple also developed then…
A comprehensive review of the mental health problems and needs that are characteristic of patients who suffer behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.
Alois Alzheimer’s 1901 case report decribes a woman who presented with ideas of jealousy toward her husband as her first apparent sign of illness. Soon, rapidly worsening cognitive deficits were noticeable; she was profoundly disorientated, showed signs of purposeless hyperactivity, demonstrated hoarding behaviour ,at times she had paranoid…
nursing practice. Washington, DC.: American Nurses
ANA Standards of Gerontological Nursing
Professional Gerontological Nursing Performance
Quality of care
Source: ANA(2001). Scope and standards of gerontological nursing practice.
Certification at the Basic Level (Generalist)
Associate or baccalaureate degree in nursing