Breaking Into Song

Does keeping the beat make you happier and healthier? And other questions about motion and music.

The Serenity Prayer: A Musical Gift

By Meg Selig
Is there a better gift than the gift of serenity?

4 Reasons We Listen to Sad Music, When We're Sad

By Jeanette Bicknell Ph.D.
Research proves that Elton John was right: Sad songs say so much.

Mmm... The Way You Move Me

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
Music plucks our emotions like a guitar string

The Other Side of Christmas

By Marty Babits
Feeling Bad is Especially Hard This Time of Year

Why Do Young People Listen to Really Old Rock Music?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
What factors might influence music listening habits and preferences?

Music Is What Feelings Sound Like

By Cortney S. Warren Ph.D.
Music can help us express emotion that is hard to verbalize.

The Key to Living a Happy Life Today

By Robert Puff Ph.D.
How do we live now and plan for the future? It’s really one of the key factors o

Relight the Spark between You

By Joseph Cardillo Ph.D.
Rekindle the fire in your relationship

Toward a Language of Gratitude

By John Amodeo Ph.D., MFT
When someone expresses their feelings, how do you respond?

Talking to Teens: How to Start the Conversation Part 1

By Mendi Baron
Talking to Teens is like trying to build the Tower of Babel.

Learn to Say "No"

By Melissa Deuter M.D.
Because we love our kids too much to set them up for failure.

How Babies Tell Us They're Musical Before They Can Speak

By Siu-Lan Tan Ph.D.
Early musical milestones captured on video

Why Do We Love Sad Songs?

By Krystine I. Batcho Ph.D.
... and why researchers agree that they can be so good for us.

Deck the Halls for Chanukah

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Music unites us all, and at the same time conveys essential holiday messages.

The Rest Note: An Essential Part of the Music of Life

By Julie J. Exline Ph.D.
Your life is moving pretty fast. Is it time to insert a rest note?

Taylor Swift: Buddha-Diva? #shakeitoff

By Ravi Chandra M.D., D.F.A.P.A.
An Eightfold Path to Shaking it Off

Applause: Children, Music & Social Change

By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D.
How music improves the lives of children.

Music and Dementia

By Nancy Darling Ph.D.
It won't cure dementia, but it's a simple intervention that will help.

How Facial Botox Changes Your Brain—Literally

By Richard E. Cytowic M.D.
Unintended neurological consequences make the cosmetic procedure far from benign