Music for Our Brains and Hearts

Speech and Music Therapist, Kathleen M. Howland, talks about how music can affect us from before birth throughout our lives. Music can be a tool for diagnosing learning disabilities at very young ages.

Music has always been used to facilitate group efforts, such as working in a way where synchronized movements allow people to accomplish greater feats than if not-synchronized.

Music affects the brain in different ways, and can be used both as an assessment tool and as a therapeutic application to support and even repair neuron-networks.

Neurologists now work with music therapists to investigate the potentials for helping people with a variety of needs make progress. Music is about more than comfort or distraction. It’s about motivation, organization, coordination, relaxation, and stimulation.

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