Music affects the amplitude and frequency of brain waves which can be measured by an electro encephalogram music also affects breathing rate and electrical resistance of the skin it has been observed to cause the pupils to dilate increase blood pressure and increase the heart rate. The book takes a broad and long view of musics place in human society taking into account ancient philosophical opinions on music anthropological explorations into the origin of music cultural variations in musical styles modern psychological experiments on musics effect upon the mind etc. Music he notes plays a variety of roles in health care and interestingly the brain can process music or song in differing ways pre and post injury ch 3 is a tough read but he draws forth some important insights. Scientists and sopranos partner up for music and the mind a recent kennedy center program explored creative aging and the brain by susan donley june 9 2017. Performances and sessions music and the mind on friday june 2 and saturday june 3 2017 the nih and the john f kennedy center for the performing arts in association with the national endowment for the arts hosted music and the mind the first public initiative for their sound health partnership exploring the connections between
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