This is why similar studies have not been done elsewhere,” says Eerola. However, she finds it plausible that singing and making music together, the main ingredients of the extended music education, could be incorporated to any school system — naturally within the bounds of national curriculum. The benefits of having a few extra hours of art and self-expression via music every week are dramatic and indispensable.
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Taking Music Lessons As A Child Could Physically Change Your Brain
However, the opposite effect was noted when a person listened to anxiety-triggering music — blood vessel diameter decreased by 6 percent as a result. The research was presented in 2008 at a meeting of the American Heart Association. Soothes Pain Researchers from University of Utah Pain Research Center showed that listening to music is effective as a distraction for anxiety-prone people from feeling pain, and as a result, could help people feel less pain. The study, which included 143 people, was published in the Journal of Pain. The researchers found that music helped the study participants to have less arousal when shocked with non-dangerous fingertip electrodes.
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