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Musical surgeon examines the OR soundtrack

Musical surgeon examines the OR soundtrack – The Boston Globe Research studies impact on doctors, patients By Carolyn Y. Johnson, Globe Staff | December 7, 2009 For performing a routine colorectal surgery, Dr. Claudius Conrad prefers the music of Bach, whose fugues and preludes mirror the methodical, structured steps of the procedure. But when operating […]


Music Moves Brain to Pay Attention

STANFORD, Calif. – Using brain images of people listening to short symphonies by an obscure 18th-century composer, a research team from the Stanford University School of Medicine has gained valuable insight into how the brain sorts out the chaotic world around it. The research team showed that music engages the areas of the brain involved with paying […]


Music and the Brain by Laurence O’Donnell III

“Music is so naturally united with us that we cannot be free from it even if we so desired” (Boethius cited by Storr).     Music’s interconnection with society can be seen throughout history. Every known culture on the earth has music. Music seems to be one of the basic actions of humans. However, early […]