Not Cure But Heal: Music and Medicine

Andrade, Paulo E. and Bhattacharya, Joydeep. 2018. Not Cure But Heal: Music and Medicine. In: Albert Cheung-Hoi Yu and Lina Li, eds. Systems Neuroscience. 21 Cham, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 283-307. ISBN 9783319945910 [Book Section]

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Despite evidence for music-specific mechanisms at the level of pitch-pattern representations, the most fascinating aspect of music is its transmodality. Recent psychological and neuroscientific evidence suggests that music is unique in the coupling of perception, cognition, action, and emotion. This potentially explains why music has been since time immemorial almost inextricably linked to healing processes and should continue to be.

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music, therapy, depression, anxiety, dementia, memory, emotion, neuroplasticity, music therapy

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19 June 2018Accepted
24 October 2018Published

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21 Dec 2018 09:12

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24 Oct 2020 01:26


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