For years, nurses and other health care professionals have known that music has positive effects on the brain. Indeed, the complexities of music are thought to stimulate a variety of brain functions. Music has been known to improve both physical and mental health. Many health care professionals are advocates of music therapy, as it often can increase recovery time and overall outcome.

Here we have provided links to 17 studies that are focused around music, the brain, and your health. All of the abstracts, and several full articles, to these studies are free through the links below. Before you pay for an entire article, document the article title and author and contact your school to find the complete study for free.

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