Music, Health and Wellbeing
It is generally accepted that music has a positive effect on a person’s health and wellbeing. There is even evidence that music was used as part of healing rituals as far back as Palaeolithic times. But it’s only in the last couple of decades that proper scientific research has been conducted.
Learn more about how Dr. Daisy Fancourt and associates have been proving the physiological benefits of music by watching the video below to earn this badge.
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- As part of Virtual Choir 5, we are partnering with Dr. Daisy Fancourt at University College London to investigate the health and wellbeing benefits of the Virtual Choir. Answer the questionnaire within Your Profile to be a part of this vital scientific study.
- This isn’t the first time we’ve worked with Daisy. Check out the results released from our investigation into the health and wellbeing benefits of singing and concert-going:
- Choir singing boosts immune system activity in cancer patients and carers, study shows
- For more information about how music is good for you, check out Is Music Good for You? Imperial Festival 2017
This video has been kindly provided by the Center for Performance Science at the Royal College of Music and Imperial College.
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