Music & Wellbeing (Part 6): Music Therapy & Educational Wellbeing

Music and educational wellbeing So far, we have investigated the value of music in physical and mental wellbeing. As previously discussed, a better education leads to greater feelings of wellbeing, particularly in later stages of life (Merriam & Kee, 2014). With that in mind, if we are to consider the value of music on ourContinue reading “Music & Wellbeing (Part 6): Music Therapy & Educational Wellbeing”

Music & Wellbeing (Part 5): Music & Pain Relief

Music & pain relief So far, we have examined the positive effects of music on our wellbeing, both physically and mentally. However, if music can indeed make us ‘feel better’, is there any scope for its application towards pain relief? As well as being beneficial, can music be medicinal? There is historical evidence of musicContinue reading “Music & Wellbeing (Part 5): Music & Pain Relief”

Music & Wellbeing (Part 2). I feel good: Music and feelings of pleasure

Continuing this mini-series on the the value of music in our wellbeing, today’s post examines how & why we feel pleasure upon hearing music. I feel good: Music and feelings of pleasure A number of studies on the human brain have noticed our ability to differentiate between ‘noise’ and ‘music’. Listening to music uses theContinue reading “Music & Wellbeing (Part 2). I feel good: Music and feelings of pleasure”