Medicine's Melodies: Music, Health and Well-Being

Daniel Joseph Levitin

Abstract


Most of what we hear about the connection between music and health is largely anecdotal. The past decade has seen a renewed interest in the connections from researchers conducting rigorous experimental studies. In this broad overview, I will review the current state of knowledge, touching on music therapy for both physical and psychological health, music for the management of pain, and musical interventions for dementia patients.


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