Well, it’s been a while since I’ve written in my Brain Health Series. What better time than during quarantine to read, research, and write more about the most fascinating organ, the brain!
Dr. Medina, and I’m sure other scientists, are looking for some longer-term, real-life studies that will prove conclusive evidence about the ability of music and the brain. However, there have been several studies performed in lab settings that show intriguing results.
I’m no scientist but the results I’ll be highlighting here are quite amazing!
Please note all the studies and results highlighted in my article were taken from Dr. John Medina’s book, Brain Rules.
Additionally, as a person of faith, I can attest that there are biblical stories pertaining to the power of music and worship. I’ll intertwine some of these stories here in this article as well.
Let me whet your appetite with the fact that Gabrielle Giffords, the congresswoman who survived a gunshot to the head, was able to learn to speak again in part due to singing and music therapy. When Dr. Oliver Sacks was interviewed about Gifford, he said, “nothing activates the brain so extensively as music. It has been possible to create a new language area in the right hemisphere. And that below my mind.”
That gets my heart to beat a little faster!! You?