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Monday, March 12, 2007

Music Bad for the Mind

Someone asked me if music is bad for your mind; like anything else, it depends ;-)

The creators of the Baby Einstein and Little Einsteins obviously believe that music is very beneficial to the brain and there was an article in Scientific American that was referenced by wikipedia that claims significantly beneficial brain differences caused by music, although there is an opposing side that may disagree.

I'm pretty certain of music's effect on myself; certain types of music definitely induce altered brain states that may well be therapeutic and literally give me goose bumps when I hear them. No one style is better than another, it's all personal preference, some may like classical, some my like trance, and some may like something in between.

What do you think, is music bad for your mind?

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