Music Appreciation - March-April 2015

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:50am -- Toni

We always knew music made us feel better.  Now science is catching up.

In an article by Jill Suttie entitled “Five Ways Music Can Make You Healthier,”  she states that “new studies are suggesting that music can be more powerful than medication.

Neuroscientists have discovered that listening to music heightens positive emotion through the reward centers of our brain, stimulating hits of dopamine that can make us feel good, or even elated. Listening to music also lights up other areas of the brain—in fact, almost no brain center is left untouched—suggesting more widespread effects and potential uses for music.

Music’s neurological reach, and its historic role in healing and cultural rituals, has led researchers to consider ways music may improve our health and wellbeing. In particular, researchers have looked for applications in health-care—for example, helping patients during post-surgery recovery or improving outcomes for people with Alzheimer’s. In some cases, music’s positive impacts on health have been more powerful than medication.”

Five  ways that music seems to impact our health and wellbeing include: reducing stress and anxiety, decreasing pain,
improving immune functioning, aiding memory, and helping us exercise.

The complete article can be found on The Greater Good Science Center website at http://greatergood.berkeley.edu.

Lots of Great Music coming...

March 13 - Charley Thweatt “Love Remains” Concert
March 15 - Unity Singers will perform at the Celebration Service and there will be a song from the Children
March 22 - Soulpajama will provide the music for the Service
March 29 - Multi-Generational Service with a performance from our children
April 5 - Unity Singers will perform at the Easter Celebration Service
April 19 - Soupajama is back for the Celebration Service
April 26 -- Special Music for the Celebration Service

Unity Singers Schedule:  Practice every Tuesday at 6pm

Always looking for people to share their musical talent at Sunday’s Celebration Services.
Please drop a line to Patty Progecene (greatunitymusic@gmail.com) if you are interested!

 

Contact Information

Unity in Frederick 
5112 Pegasus Court  Suite E
Frederick, MD 21704

301-846-0868
unityfrederick@verizon.net