heart response to music (James Wright Mcgill )

Subject: heart response to music
From:    James Wright Mcgill  <jawright(at)CCS.CARLETON.CA>
Date:    Sat, 5 Aug 1995 21:41:27 EDT

Terry Olesen writes: > > I again ask all you music researchers a question that I and my physician > friend are trying to fathom. What physiological effects (including RSQ > wave responses, perfusion of blood) does music exert on the heart? The following are some recent studies that you might want to look at: Mockel, M. "Immediate Physiological Responses of Healthy Volunteers to Different Types of Music - Cardiovascular, Hormonal, and Mental Changes," EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY AND OCCUPATIONAL PHYSIOLOGY, 1994, June, Vol. 68 No. 6, pp. 451-459. Mockel, M. "Stress Reduction Through Listening to Music - Effects on Stress Hormones, Hemodynamics and Psychological State in Patients with Arterial Hypertension and in Healthy Subjects," DEUTSCHE MEDIZINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT, 1994, May, Vol. 120 No. 21, pp. 745-752. Vanderark, S.D. "University Biology and Music Majors Emotional Ratings of Musical Stimuli and their Physiological Correlates of Heart Rate, Ringer Temperature, and Blood Pressure," PERCEPTION AND MOTOR SKILLS, 1994, Vol. 79, No. 3/Pt. 1, pp. 1391-1397. Lorsch, C.A. "Effect of Stimulative and Sedative Music on Systolic Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Respiratory Rate in Premature Infancts," JOURNAL OF MUSIC THERAPY, 1994, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 105-118. - Jim

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