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Music & the Brain

Written by: Scientific American
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Neuroscientists have shown that music recruits nearly every area of the brain, fostering connections across different regions. In this book, we examine the latest imaging studies and discuss the effects of music on emotion, cognition, sensation, and motor function. 

This includes an examination of the brain’s anatomy when listening to or creating music, of music’s relationship to learning math and language skills, and of its role in promoting social connections and treating brain disorders and injuries.

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©2018 Scientific American, a division of Nature America, Inc. Scientific American is a registered trademark of Nature America, Inc. (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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  • Nicholas Rankin
  • 2021-03-12

Short but insightful

Clocking in at about 3 hours, this book has a lot of good, general info about music and the brain. Ensemble directors will get something out of it, for either fun factoid or rehearsal purposes.

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  • Wendy J Dugas
  • 2020-12-09

Scientific News

Use your spare time to catch up on scientific articles about music and the brain! Great ideas for your loved ones with Parkinson’s!

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  • Liesl de Swardt
  • 2022-05-31

Music and the brain

This is a concise summary of articles published in Scientific American and gives us a glimpse into some of the most exciting research in this area.

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  • Mucarolibre
  • 2021-10-21

Very informative

It was a very informative experience. Music and psychology are topics that I have a passion for it , so this book was a enjoyable experience for me.

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