Five healthy ingredients of music

William Forde Thompson

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Abstract

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Music can powerfully affect our moods and energy levels and can be used as a
therapeutic tool for conditions such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social phobia. It can also be used to treat or alleviate symptoms of neurological disorders, such as memory loss from dementia, mobility problems from Parkinson’s disease, and the inability to speak following a stroke (nonfluent aphasia). How is this possible? What are the ingredients of music that give it the capacity to affect people from all around the world and all walks of life and that make music a valuable tool for treating neurological disorders? Understanding these ingredients has been a long-standing ambition for scientists and music therapists who want to know why music engages us so powerfully and how it can trigger processes of recovery from brain injury and neurological disease.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe science and psychology of music: from Beethoven at the office to Beyoncé at the gym
EditorsWilliam F. Thompson, Kirk N. Olsen
Place of PublicationSanta Barbara
PublisherABC-CLIO
Chapter54
Pages295-300
ISBN (Electronic)9781440857720
ISBN (Print)9781440857713
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

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  • Competitions: judging expertise

    Thompson, W. F. & Dromey, C., 2021, The science and psychology of music: from Beethoven at the office to Beyoncé at the gym. Thompson, W. F. & Olsen, K. N. (eds.). Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, p. 69-74

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  • Cross-cultural research in music psychology

    Thompson, W. F. & Olsen, K. N., 2021, The science and psychology of music: from Beethoven at the office to Beyoncé at the gym. Thompson, W. F. & Olsen, K. N. (eds.). Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, p. 36-41

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  • Defining music

    Thompson, W. F. & Olsen, K. N., 2021, The science and psychology of music: from Beethoven at the office to Beyoncé at the gym. Thompson, W. F. & Olsen, K. N. (eds.). Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, p. 3-7

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