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How Music Affects Your Brain & Body

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: What benefits does listening to music have for your brain and body?
Air Date: 11/16/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Frank Russo, Associate Professor of Psychology, Founder of the SMART Lab
Frank Russo Frank Russo is Associate Professor of Psychology, Founder of the SMART lab, and the Hear the World Research Chair in Music and Emotional Speech at Ryerson University and Research Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. His lab's research is rooted in the rapidly emerging field of music cognition, but it also branches out to connect with complementary work in the fields of hearing science, communication disorders, emotion, and assistive/rehabilitative technology.
How Music Affects Your Brain & Body
Does it ever seem like after you've listened to a soft, soothing song that you feel more relaxed?

Or, if a melody is upbeat, it gives you more energy?

It turns out that music affects your brain and body more than you previously thought.

Associate Professor of Psychology and Founder of the SMART lab, Frank Russo, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how music can affect your brain and body.

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