Doc Talk #157 – Music and Medicine

Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears. it is a remedy, tonic, orange juice for the ear.

Oliver Sacks, neurologist

In this show we talked about the relationship between music and health. We discussed the origins of music and its role in society. We discussed some elements of music, including tempo, meter and timbre and how they relate to the fetal environment and the human condition.

Learn more about why French babies and German babies have different cries, the impact of music on learning and development, the difference between music therapy and music medicine, find out whether playing your baby Eine Kleine Nachtmusik will turn your unborn offspring into a prodidy and much, much more. Click above to listen again!

Image adapted from Asclepius staff by By Ddcfnc, CC BY-SA 3.0, and pentatonic scale by پوریا مفتون [CC BY-SA 4.0 (