Several months ago, I walked into a yoga class, dripping sweat from running...
Have you ever listened to music and felt better? Its therapeutic power has been recognized ever since ancient times; the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras often prescribed music as “medicine.”
Now, a recent study involving hyperscanning — a procedure that can simultaneously record the brain activities of multiple people (in this case, both a music therapist and a client) — has allowed researchers to both see and confirm the positive changes that take place in the brain during music therapy. Utilizing a dual-EEG (electroencephalogram, a test that detects electrical activity in the brain), the recording revealed the precise points when the sessions were successful — when the therapist and patient were in sync and “connected.” It also captured the switch from negative emotions to positive ones, according to Medical News Today.
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