How neuroscience is reinventing music therapy


When astrophysicist and accomplished classical vocalist Priyamvada Natarajan of Yale University listens to music as she tackles some of the most complex problems in cosmology, it is not to get into a “mood”. “It is beyond that — it is to get into a mode of thinking.”

Bengaluru-based triathlete Anu Vaidyanathan, who finished sixth in the punishing Ultraman Canada Triathlon in 2013, has learnt Carnatic vocal and violin. She says music taught her to negate performance-inhibiting feelings like fear and fatigue, and create discipline in the way “we frame our day and our problems”....................Read more

 

Source: The Economic Times


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