How Music Helps to Heal the Injured BrainTherapeutic Use Crescendos Thanks to Advances in Brain Science
The use of music in therapy for the brain has evolved rapidly as brain-imaging techniques have revealed the brain's plasticity—its ability to change—and have identified networks that music activates. Research has shown that neurologic music therapy can help patients who have difficulty with language, cognition, or motor control, and the authors suggest that these techniques should become part of rehabilitative care.
How Music Can Reach the Silenced Brain
Music is proving to be an exceedingly complex stimulus that may bypass damaged higher brain centers to stir underlying sources of motor control, memory, and emotion. When the music begins, we may one day hear the silenced sing and see the stilled begin to dance.