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Dolphin Therapy
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 navigate, hunt, identif…

Mind & Body Intervention
Listening to Music Releases Body's Natural Painkillers

The same brain-chemical system that mediates feelings of pleasure from sex, recreational drugs, and food is also critical to experiencing musical pleasure, according to a study by McGill University researchers published today in the Nature journal Scie…

Neuroscience
Scientists Prove That Pop Music Can Be Harmful for Our Brains

Research proves what our parents have been saying all along: Modern pop music really is worse than …

Music and Sound therapy
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 relational experiences …

Music and Sound therapy
The Power of Music Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease

Do you have a loved one with Alzheimer's or another kind of dementia? If so, you may be interested to know that music might be able to connect you with your family member in a way that words cannot.

Many research studies, as well as anecdotal evi…

Music and Sound therapy
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 frisson (pro…

Neuroscience
Opera Singer Turned Neuroscientist Uses Music as Medicine for...

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 performing pieces by Mah…

Lifestyle and Behaviour
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.

Unfortunately, I have ne…

Music and Sound therapy
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 America, or Pythagoras'…

Archaeology
Archaeoacoustics – The Mysterious Sounds of Ancient Places

Many of us like to visit the ruins of ancient monuments and temples, trying to picture what went on at these places. But it tends to be a silent movie running in our minds. Fortunately, archaeologists are at last beginning to realise that ancient peopl…

Mind & Body Intervention
Music Therapy May Soothe Anxiety, Pain From Postinfarction An...

"Music can soothe a savage beast," as the misquoted line says, but new research suggests that music can also do wonders for patients with heart failure (HF) and early postinfarction angina.

In the 230-person MUSIC-HF substudy of a larger music th…

Music and Sound therapy
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, especially for cancer.…

Music and Sound therapy
Background on Sound Therapy Research

Sound Therapy International aims to raise world wide awareness so that all associated specialties and professions will include Sound Therapy in their recommendations. A summary of the science of the Tomatis method and ongoing sound therapy research is …

Mindfulness
Silence Is a Power Tool That Can Rewire Your Brain and Transf...

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 thought to the co…

Near-Death Experiences (NDE)
How an Ancient Singing Tradition Helps People Cope With Traum...

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.

It was nearly 3 o’c…

Music and Sound therapy
The Neuroscience of Drumming: Researchers Discover the Secret...

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 who can drum and …

Buddhism
Focus and Enlighten Your Mind with These Ancient Mantras

These mantras, from Hinduism and Buddhism, have been used for thousands of years by countless meditators to hone their minds and advance spiritually. Try them out!

One of the best possible things you can do with your time is to begin honing your …

Brainwave Entrainment
Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by U...

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 you can get to cal…

Mind & Body Intervention
Want to Raise Your IQ? Neuroscience Says to Take Up This Easy...

Most of us think of IQ as a fixed thing, like a

Feelgood Techniques
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 childhood. The find…

Feelgood Techniques
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

Answer: Well, I d…

Music and Sound therapy
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 the human body.

Meditation
The Frequency of Healing: How To Raise Your Vibration to 528Hz

Everything in this Universe, including you i…

Mind & Body Intervention
Researchers Use Music and LSD to Understand How We attribute ...

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 Biology

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