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March 26, 2020 at 4:00pm

The fascinating new research proves that music heals and suggests that in future, music could be prescribed to help us focus, feel happier, relax and overcome sadness.

New research from the British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST) has shown there is a common dosage for music and revealed how long an individual needs to listen to it for a therapeutic effect to be experienced.

In recent years, psychologists have proven that music can have a positive effect on our health, so... See More

The fascinating new research proves that music heals and suggests that in future, music could be prescribed to help us focus, feel happier, relax and overcome sadness.

New research from the British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST) has shown there is a common dosage for music and revealed how long an individual needs to listen to it for a therapeutic effect to be experienced.

In recent years, psychologists have proven that music can have a positive effect on our health, so researchers at BAST were keen to discover whether it would be possible to prescribe music to help us with specific mood states.

#therapy #research #mood #psychology #health #heal

March 10, 2020 at 1:20am

A man with Parkinson's disease believes learning to play the piano has helped to slow its effects on his body.

Derick Davies was diagnosed with the progressive neurological disorder in 2008.

The 74-year-old has symptoms such as tremors, but said it has progressed more slowly than doctors predicted: "I put this down to the piano, and to trying to have a positive attitude."

Parkinson's UK said music could help people and called for more research.

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A man with Parkinson's disease believes learning to play the piano has helped to slow its effects on his body.

Derick Davies was diagnosed with the progressive neurological disorder in 2008.

The 74-year-old has symptoms such as tremors, but said it has progressed more slowly than doctors predicted: "I put this down to the piano, and to trying to have a positive attitude."

Parkinson's UK said music could help people and called for more research.

#DerickDavies #Parkinson #medical #therapy #research #disorder

December 21, 2019 at 7:21pm

Two in three Singaporeans are proud of homegrown music and musicians, with 71 per cent of them saying they listen to Singaporean music.

However, only one in three actively sought out local music or were even aware of new musicians or songs in the past two years.

These were some of the findings from the inaugural nationwide National Music Consumption Survey 2017 conducted by the National Arts Council.

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Two in three Singaporeans are proud of homegrown music and musicians, with 71 per cent of them saying they listen to Singaporean music.

However, only one in three actively sought out local music or were even aware of new musicians or songs in the past two years.

These were some of the findings from the inaugural nationwide National Music Consumption Survey 2017 conducted by the National Arts Council.

#nac #survery #research

December 21, 2019 at 7:19pm

The National Arts Council regularly analyses and evaluates the local and global arts environment. The aim of such sustained and consistent research and data gathering is to help the NAC chart effective paths forward for developing the Singapore arts scene.

#nac #survery #research

December 12, 2019 at 7:46pm

New research identifies one subset of the population that disproportionately possesses those precise abilities: trained, experienced musicians.

Such people gave stellar performances on standardized tests measuring fluid intelligence, which the researchers define as "the ability to think abstractly and solve problems."

The results "add support to the mounting evidence of the positive relationship between music training and cognitive function."

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New research identifies one subset of the population that disproportionately possesses those precise abilities: trained, experienced musicians.

Such people gave stellar performances on standardized tests measuring fluid intelligence, which the researchers define as "the ability to think abstractly and solve problems."

The results "add support to the mounting evidence of the positive relationship between music training and cognitive function."

#brain #research #cognitive