Research

A part of MMM's mission is to educate our community and public about the latest scientific findings regarding the benefits of music and the brain through several platforms including our in-print resources. Music seems to be retained in the brain differently from other sorts of cognition such as memory and language and can be accessed as a form of communication when other avenues are lost. Please view some relevant research articles in the links below. 

Music & Physical Health

Music & Physical Health

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Music Therapy for Motor and Nonmotor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Single-Blinded Study

Spina et al., (2016)

Music-Induced Analgesia in Chronic Pain Conditions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Garza-Villareal et al. (2017)

The Effect of Group Music Therapy on Mood, Speech, and Singing in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease—A Feasibility Study

Elefant et al., (2012)

Meditation-Music and Diet are Effective Holistic Approaches to Strengthen Neuroplasticity, Boost Immune System and Maintain Synaptic Connections Between Neurons to Combat Alzheimer's, Depression and Other Related Disorders

Mruthinti (2018)

Music, Mood & Quality of Life

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Influence of Music Therapy on Coping Skills and Anger Management in Forensic Psychiatric Patients

Hakvoort et al. (2015)

Aphasia in a Composer

Luria et al. (1965)

The Unforgettables: A Chorus for People with Dementia With Their Family Members and Friends

Mittelman & Papayannopoulou (2018)

The Effect of Music Therapy on Mood and Anxiety–Depression: An Observational Study in Institutionalised Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

Guetin et al. (2009)

A Philosophical Defense of the Idea that We Can Hold Each Other in Personhood: Intercorporeal Personhood in Dementia Care

Zeller (2013)

Music & Mental Function

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Determining the Impact of Passive Music Exposure on Brain Activation and Functional Connectivity Using fMRI in Patients with Early Alzheimer's Disease

Leggieri et al. (2018)

Behavioral and Neural Correlates of Executive Functioning in Musicians and Non-Musicians

Zuk et al. (2014)

How Musical Training Affects Cognitive Development: Rhythm, Reward and Other Modulating Variables

Miendlarzewska & Trost (2014)

Music Training and Working Memory: An ERP Study

George & Coch (2011)

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