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Effects of music on brain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   i'm doing a project on how music affects the brain
User :   how can i test that
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   For Health purposes please provide your Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height and Weight
User :   what would be some methods to prove that music have an effect on the brain
User :   18, female, central falls, student, single, 5'4 , 150
Doctor :   Music can strengthen synapses in all brain system
Doctor :   Music increases the brain's capacity and resources by increasing the strength of connections among its neurons
User :   ok
Doctor :   Music therapies are in widespread use for a variety of behavioral and neurological problems
Doctor :   When positive effects are obtained on behavior, the brain mechanisms involved remain a mystery
Doctor :   still research is going in these regard, it will take a while
Doctor :   there are correlational , historical ,and anectodal relationships between music cognition and other `higher brain functions', but no causal relationship has been demonstrated between music and cognition and cognitions pertaining to abstract operations such as mathematical or spatial reasoning
User :   ok
Doctor :   like testing IQ levels prior and post exposure to music
Doctor :   music does helps to relax one
Doctor :   by this ones performance does improve
Doctor :   the extent to which it improves is still a debate

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