Why researchers are turning to music as a possible treatment for stroke, brain injuries and even Parkinson’s

You probably don’t realise it when you’re listening to your favourite song, but music has an incredibly powerful effect on the human brain.

Singing, playing an instrument or listening to music have all been shown to activate numerous areas of the brain that control speechmovement and cognitionmemory and emotion – often all at the same time.

  • Rebecca Atkinson
  • The Conversation

Remarkably, research also suggests that music can physically increase brain matter, which could …

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