Thursday, June 4, 2009

For Joy

It's not just in your head, there is a growing body of evidence that singing makes you feel better.


CNN reports:


“Researchers in Finland have demonstrated that listening to music for several hours a day can enhance the rehabilitation of stroke patients. In another study, stroke patients who were taught to play the piano or drums made speedier progress in their general recovery than patients who received only traditional therapy…Melodic Intonation Therapy, in which musical exercises are used to improve speech, has proved an effective treatment for patients with aphasia, a disorder that results from damage to portions of the brain responsible for language.”


Sing for Joy is a community choir for people with Parkinsons Disease and similar conditions, their friends and care givers.

I just noticed that, yesterday, Dale Davis,  ATA Executive Director, posted an article about a study revealing the positive effects of singing in a chorus.

Also: Zeitgeist is still a fun tasting word, after all this time. Lemony.


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