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Mood Music: Music May Physically Block Out Pain

Mood Music: Music May Physically Block Out Pain | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
Not to be outdone by "runner's high", music has been found to increase endorphins and increase a body's threshold for pain.

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New study review examines benefits of music therapy for surgery patients

New study review examines benefits of music therapy for surgery patients | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
A new study review published by the University of Kentucky found that music therapy can be beneficial to patients before, during and after a surgical procedure and may reduce pain and recovery time.

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Maria Drohan's curator insight, October 8, 2013 8:49 AM

I loved this article, it was very interesting. I found it very interesting reading about the characteristics of music that are also very important and effective in music therapy such as the tempo, rhythm and volume of the music. This can be carefully controlled in order to maximize a huge positive effect that music can have on the brain weather conscious or unconscious. 

 

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Infinite Jukebox plays your favorite songs forever

Infinite Jukebox plays your favorite songs forever | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

 

You know those songs that you love so much that you cry because they're over? Well, cry no more with the Inifinite Jukebox by Paul Lamere. Inspired by Infinite Gangnam Style, the Infinite Jukebox lets you upload a song, and it'll figure out how to cut the beats and piece them back together for a version of that song that goes forever.


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Familiar music arouses coma patients

Familiar music arouses coma patients | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
Last month, dozens of news outlets reported the story of Charlotte Neve, the seven-year-old girl from Lancashire who awoke from a coma after hearing one of her favourite songs. "It's a complete miracle," the girl's mother, Leila, told The Sun. "I thought I was going to lose my little girl. I climbed into her hospital bed to give her a cuddle … and Adele came on the radio. I started singing it to her because she loves her and we used to sing that song together. Charlotte started smiling and I couldn't believe it."

 

There are other, similar cases. Earlier this year, Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb fell into a coma after contracting pneumonia, and reportedly emerged from it 12 days later after family members began playing familiar music and singing to him. Such cases provide anecdotal evidence that familiar music has beneficial effects on comatose patients. Now, French researchers have conducted the first scientific study of this phenomenon, and their preliminary findings suggest that familiar music probably can increase arousal in coma patients, and may also enhance their cognitive processes....


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