How and why does music impact human behavior? Each episode we dive into music psychology and music science research from a music therapist's perspective. Come away with practical tips for how you can apply what you learn about music into your everyday life.Find more information on the research articles and music included in each episode at our website, Follow us on Twitter (@instrumentalpod) and Facebook for the latest news and updates!

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 27m. Bisher sind 15 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts


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episode 1: Music and Emotion Induction

Why does music impact our emotions so powerfully?


 31 May 2018  25m

episode 2: Musical Entrainment and Social Bonding

Music often brings people together whether through dancing, choirs, or bands. How exactly does music help build stronger relationships, even among strangers? This episode dives into research behind musical entrainment and how synchronizing with anot...


 31 May 2018  28m

episode 3: The Mozart Effect (That's Not a Thing)

The Mozart effect has gotten a lot of hype (and criticism) the past few decades...what's the real story? This episode breaks down the research that led to the Mozart effect being debunked. Even though those Mozart baby CDs won't make your baby smart...


 08 June 2018  22m

episode 4: Infant Music Perception

How do babies perceive music? Infants aren't blank musical slates, they're actually pretty sophisticated music listeners. This episode highlights how we're all built to process music from birth, and how this innate musicality helps medically fragile...


 14 June 2018  23m

episode 5: Music, Movement, and Exercise

How does music impact how we move? Can music help us exercise more efficiently? This episode dives into research that explains what's happening in your spinal cord and brain when you're listening to music during a run or at the gym. This episode fea...


 22 June 2018  27m

episode 6: Music and Shopping Behavior

Can music impact how we shop? This mini-episode explores how music can unconsciously influence our decisions of what to buy and how much money we spend in retail settings. Get the highlights of how music can impact our associations with products, ch...


 29 June 2018  12m

episode 7: Personality and Music Preference

Do our musical tastes reflect our personalities? This episode dives into research about how the Big Five personality factors might influence what music we like. Along the way, learn what you may able to know about a person after hearing their favori...


 06 July 2018  29m

episode 8: Music and Dying

How does music help us deal with death? This episode covers research that gives us insights into how music can lessen death anxiety and then discusses three ways that music is used in hospice care to support individuals at the end of life. Takeaways...


 12 July 2018  33m

episode 9: Congenital Amusia

Why are some people tone deaf? This episode explores a musical disorder called congenital amusia, in which people have trouble processing the pitch and melodic structures of music. Learn the neurologic disconnect in amusic brains, what amusia can te...


 02 August 2018  30m

episode 10: Music, Rewards, and Dopamine

Does music release dopamine? And how can music be interpreted as a reward? This episode uncovers how reward circuitry in our brain can be activated when we listen to music. Learn how the interactions between music and dopamine contribute to neuropla...


 10 August 2018  30m
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