Archive for 'music'
Posted on 07. May, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
How many genres of music are you familiar with? Can you sing along with the latest tunes? It seems if we can take the time to listen to new music, the reward part of the brain is activated. A study conducted at McGill University in Canada had 19 participants hooked up to MRI machines and [...]
Posted on 02. Jul, 2009 by Julia Barnard.
Different types of music can benefit you in different ways – slow tempo music can help you sleep, whereas upbeat music is a great mood booster. Now research by Pavia University in Italy has identified operatic music can help lower blood pressure. Participants listened to different styles of classical music and their bodily changes were [...]
Posted on 12. Jan, 2009 by Julia Barnard.
Listening to music can have the same effect on your body as does and . So say researchers at the University of Maryland. By tuning in to their favourite tracks for 30 minutes, participants’ blood vessels dilated. This allows the blood to flow easier, which can help prevent blood clots. Blood clots can lead to [...]
Posted on 13. Mar, 2007 by Julia Barnard.
A new type of treatment is being found to alleviate some of the symptoms of . Patients were given music therapy, where they had the opportunity to use musical instruments to freely express themselves. After 8-12 sessions, their symptoms had eased, compared to the group who only received standard therapy. Depression, anxiety and levels of [...]
Posted on 20. Jul, 2006 by Julia Barnard.
Listening to music may help people relax, according to researchers at the Universita di Pavia. When participants listened to music, heart rate and blood pressure increased and this response was greater when the music had a faster tempo. Yet during silent intervals, heart and blood pressure fell and activity in the sympathetic nervous system lowered, [...]