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Listening to music helps recovery of stroke patients by ‘stimulating their brain’

Listening to music and playing instruments helps stroke patients recover by ‘stimulating their brain and lifting their mood’ Study carried out at  26-bed stroke and rehab unit at Addenbrooke’s hospital Musical instruments helped by improving finger dexterity and cognitive training The mood of the patients was lifted generally, helping them to concentrate  Researchers found repetition… Read More »

How listening to music 'significantly impairs' creativity

The popular view that music enhances creativity has been challenged by researchers who say it has the opposite effect. Psychologists from the University of Central Lancashire, University of Gävle in Sweden and Lancaster University investigated the impact of background music on performance by presenting people with verbal insight problems that are believed to tap creativity.… Read More »