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Music Therapy for the Premature Brain

New research suggests music may have a place in the neonatal unit

Photo: DaniloAndjus/Getty Images

MMusic has a special power over the brain. Humans across ages and cultures pick up similar experiences and emotions while listening to melodies, and even chimpanzees show musical style preferences. It’s still unknown exactly why music has such a profound impact over biology — there’s no…

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Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

Neuroscientist writing about brains, behavior, & health. Sign up for my free newsletter on the science of well-being: erman.substack.com