London: Apart from entertainment, music has several other benefits as researchers have found that a music therapy session synchronizes the brain of patients and therapists, which can improve future interactions between the two.
This is the first music therapy study to use a procedure called hyper scanning, which records activity in two brains at the same time, allowing researchers to better understand how people interact.
“Music therapists report experiencing emotional changes and connections during therapy, and we’ve been able to confirm this using data from the brain,” said study lead author Jorg Fachner, Professor at Anglia Ruskin University in the UK. “Music therapists have had to rely on the patient’s response to judge whether this is working, but by using hyper scanning we can see exactly what is happening in the patient’s brain,” Fachner said. (IANS)
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