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16th Feb

2017

Today I wanted to share a video produced by my friend and former Loyola University colleague Seth Laucks who is a Board Certified Music Therapist. This short documentary has earned accolades from the Global Film Competition, Garden ...

27th Jan

2017

Music and movement are very intimately connected, not just in society but also deep within the very structures of our bodies. The urge to rock out to loud music at a concert has specific correlations to structures in our ears and neck ...

19th Jan

2017

The National Endowment for the Arts released a guide in December 2016 to assist and encourage researchers and community arts providers to team up in research pursuits. It has been long-documented and is well-known the benefits of the ...

12th Oct

2016

Someone nearby is rhythmically tapping their toe. Is this an irritating noise or an organized, musical sound? As it turns out, the difference depends almost entirely upon the listener. The best indicator we have of knowing whether a ...

23rd Sep

2016

In a study published in the journal Neurocase, Daniel Levitin, a professor at McGill University in Montreal, scanned the brain of famous Police frontman Sting. This scan took place while Levitin would play two different pieces of ...

24th Aug

2016

You’ve probably self-medicated with music before–most of us do it frequently! You listened to an upbeat song to motivate you for cardio exercise, you were soothed by a melancholy album during a rough patch, or maybe you ...

29th Jul

2016

Date: Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 10:00am (check-in begins at 9:00am) Venue: Colonel Bill Barber Memorial Park Location: 4 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92673 The Orange County Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech is an event ...

17th Jun

2016

There’s a reason why many of us love taking a walk, watching a beautiful sunset, or having a nice picnic. Exposure to nature and the outdoors correlate to many emotional, mental, and physical benefits, such as improved attention ...

8th Jun

2016

In 2011 Radox Spa, a British company which sells shower gels, commissioned the band Marconi Union, the sound therapist Lyz Cooper, and researchers at The Mindlab to create “one of the world’s most relaxing musical ...

26th May

2016

Chances are you know the feeling, as research tells us anywhere from 55-86% of the population experiences “frisson” (free-sawn), or the full-body chill induced by an emotional sound or image. A movie trailer, a power ...