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Music Therapy to Help Socialize Children With Autism

Relational factors in music therapy may contribute to a favorable outcome of treatment for kids with autism.

It might not surprise that good relationships produce good results, as meaningful relat...

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This Essential Oil Stops Cancer In Its Tracks

Even scientists now recognize the power agents that exist within some essential oils which stops cancer spreading, and which induces cancerous cells to close themselves down. Their disease-preventing ability is no longer doubted, espe...

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101 Self-Help Tips for When It All Feels Like Too Much

Perhaps you’ve had this feeling when everything seems like it’s too much. Sometimes there are days, weeks, months and even years when getting through the day, doing your job or getting out of bed feels unbearable for no particular rea...

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Researchers Use Music and LSD to Understand How We attribute Meaning

With the assistance of the psychedelic drug LSD, scientists currently have a realisation of how the brain attributes meaning to things in our lives, like music or particular experiences. The results are published in a Current Biol...

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What You Need To Know About Sound Healing

Sound has been utilized in various cultures for thousands of years as a tool for healing. Whether through the use of mantras as with the Hindis, the Icaros (medicine melodies) of various Indigenous peoples from Central and South Ameri...

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Opera Singer Turned Neuroscientist Uses Music as Medicine for Dementia, Autism, and More

Linda Maguire is an internationally renowned musician with a red carpet career spanning 23 years. She has done over 80 live radio broadcasts, several recordings, and has been a featured soloist at the Kennedy Center eight times perfor...

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13 Mind-Body Techniques To Ease Pain and Depression Naturally

Pains that we experience are caused by mental processes that can be affected by thoughts and emotions. Scientists still don't now everything about the connection between processes in the mind and the body but what we are certain is th...

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Sound-Shape Associations Depend on Early Visual Experiences

Data from individuals with different types of severe visual impairment suggest that the associations we make between sounds and shapes — a “smooth” b or a “spiky” k — may form during a sensitive period of visual development in early c...

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Ask the Expert: Why Blow the Shofar?

Question: Is there a reason we blow the shofar on Rosh Hashanah, and why don’t we use a trumpet or some other instrument? I know it’s traditional, but is there a reason that the shofar is so special?

–James, Salt Lake City

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What is echolocation and which animals use it?

What is echolocation?

Echolocation is a technique used by bats, dolphins and other animals to determine the location of objects using reflected sound. This allows the animals to move around in pitch darkness, so they can navig...

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Heal Yourself by Talking to your Body

Your cells are llstening — every part of your body has its own consciousness or its own soul. These transformative words, spoken by indigenous medicine women, began my journey within to discover the extraordinary healing capacity of t...

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Neuroscientists Say: When You Feeling Low — Sing!

The science is in. Singing is really, really good for you and the most recent research suggests that group singing is the most exhilarating and transformative of all.

The good feelings we get from singing in a group are a kind o...

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Why Our Brains Respond Differently to Classical Music

Chinese researchers report even a few moments of opera produce a thoughtful, empathetic response.

“Music,” Ludwig van Beethoven argued,” is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” The assertion seems reasonable enou...

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Cat Purrs Can Help Us Heal, New Research

I am 32 years old and while my friends are either having or hoping to have children soon, I have no interest in that. What I really want is a furbaby – otherwise known as a CAT.

Yep, I am a cat-crazy girl named Kat.

Unfort...

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Silence Is a Power Tool That Can Rewire Your Brain and Transform Health

In this day and age, we’d be hard-pressed to find a few moments without the cacophony of modern life swirling around us. With 24/7 access to television, streaming video, radio and all sorts of digital music, we might not give a second...

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Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.

Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as ...

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The Science Behind Healing With Sound

In the realm of healing techniques, sound work inhabits a curious space. It has been used for thousands of years—think of overtone chanting from Central Asia, for example—yet, it’s also on the frontiers of modern neuroscience.

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Medicine Songs of the Spirit: An Ancient Healing Tradition

Only six people in the world know how to do what Sergio Pacheco is about to do.

A middle-aged man who rarely smiles, Pacheco stands in the middle of a crowd on the National Mall, wearing a feathered headdress, beaded necklace an...

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Here's Why You Can Get A 'Skin Orgasm' From Listening to Music

Have you ever been listening to a great piece of music and felt a chill run up your spine? Or goosebumps tickle your arms and shoulders?

The experience is called

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The Neuroscience of Drumming: Researchers Discover the Secrets of Drumming & The Human Brain

An old musician’s joke goes “there are three kinds of drummers in the world—those who can count and those who can’t.” But perhaps there is an even more global divide. Perhaps there are three kinds of people in the world—those...

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How an Ancient Singing Tradition Helps People Cope With Trauma in the Modern World

Riitta Excell wore a pair of homemade wool socks: white with red floral patterns and rounded blue toes. Around her were women sipping tea and enjoying plum pastries and chicken feta pie. They wore homemade wool socks, as well.

I...

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