Monday, July 26, 2010

Top 12 Brain-Based Reasons Why Music as Therapy Works

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Top 12 Brain-Based Reasons Why Music as Therapy Works
  1. Music is a core function in our brain.
  2. Our bodies entrain to rhythm.
  3. We have physiologic responses to music.
  4. Children (even infants) respond readily to music.
  5. Music taps into our emotions.
  6. Music helps improve our attention skills.
  7. Music uses shared neural circuits as speech.
  8. Music enhances learning.
  9. Music taps into our memories.
  10. Music is a social experience.
  11. Music is predictable, structured, and organized–and our brain likes it!
  12. Music is non-invasive, safe and motivating

Top 12 Brain-Based Reasons Why Music as Therapy Works | The Posit Science Blog


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