Creativity and Music, 2/2014

1.) "Robert Gupta: Between Music and Medicine" on TED: click here: "Can music be a medical instrument? In a moving talk from TEDMed, Robert Gupta reveals that it certainly can be. He gives as an example the work of neuroscientist Gottfried Schlaug, one of the pioneers of melodic intonation therapy. Schlaug noticed that, while stroke victims with aphasia could not utter a sentence, they could still sing the lyrics to songs. In these patients, studying music essentially rewired their brains."

2.) "Do Artists and Musicians Live Longer Lives?" by Tom Jacobs: click here: "Plenty of research has found health benefits to playing music and pursuing other artistic endeavors. But is the physical and emotional impact of such activity enough to lengthen people’s lives?"

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