Why music helps me (Emily Maguire)

Why music helps me with my mental health
Oct 11, 2017
SANE supporter Emily Maguire shares how creating music helps her manage day to day living.


this intangible quality that just makes you feel better

Beck On Healing Through Music, The Deep Art Of Pop And His New Album, ‘Colors’
November 9, 2017

the greatest artists — their music is filled with that kind of… you can call it love, or you can call it warmth, or just this intangible quality that just makes you feel better.”


Robin Spielberg

The healing power of music
Robin Spielberg at TEDxLancaster
June 6, 2014


Sound Health (NIH-Kennedy Center)

Sound Health: An NIH-Kennedy Center Initiative to Explore Music and the Mind
Francis S. Collins, et al.

For stroke patients with Broca aphasia, for example, the neural connections that allow ordinary speech are damaged; patients know what they want to communicate but are unable to verbalize their thoughts. Standard medical treatments are limited, but patients working with a music therapist can learn to express themselves through song, which can translate into improved speech potentially through the utilization of neural pathways more heavily relied on during singing.

… effects music can have structurally and functionally on the developing, adult, and aged brain.

Processing music is one of the most cognitively demanding tasks our brains undertake, and creating and performing music is even more complex.

compelling evidence that in children, music training assists development of language skills, auditory processing, and educational achievement compared with untrained peers

In just the last 10 years, there have been more than 100 systematic reviews on the topic, including 10 Cochrane analyses.

improvisation yields widespread changes in activity across many neural networks compared with rote performance.


Music And Rhythm for Grammar And Language

Using Music And Rhythm To Help Kids With Grammar And Language
June 1, 2017


The unexpected beauty of everyday sounds

The unexpected beauty of everyday sounds
Meklit Hadero:
TED Fellows Retreat 2015. Aug 2015


Everything you hear on film is a lie

Everything you hear on film is a lie
Feb 2016