The Psychophysiological Effects of Different Tempo #Music on Endurance Versus High-Intensity #Performances

..This study assessed 19 active women (age 26.4 ± 2.6 years) during endurance (walking for 10′ at 6.5 km/h on a treadmill) and high intensity (80% on 1-RM) exercise under four different randomly assigned conditions: no music (NM), with music at 90–110 bpm (LOW), with music at 130–150 bpm (MED), and with music at 170–190 bpm (HIGH). During each trial, heart rate (HR) and the … Continue reading The Psychophysiological Effects of Different Tempo #Music on Endurance Versus High-Intensity #Performances

Boom Chack Boom—A multimethod investigation of motor inhibition in professional #drummers

Our hands are the primary means for motor interaction with the environment, and their neural organization is fundamentally asymmetric: While most individuals can perform easy motor tasks with two hands equally well, only very few individuals can perform complex fine motor tasks with both hands at a similar level of performance.. ..Our results show that drummers have higher microstructural diffusion properties in the corpus callosum … Continue reading Boom Chack Boom—A multimethod investigation of motor inhibition in professional #drummers

Wellbeing in #Brass Bands: The Benefits and Challenges of Group #Music Making

..As well as replicating the majority of the physical, psychological and social wellbeing benefits of choral music making in our brass band sample, we sought to provide a balanced view of impacts by inviting participants to discuss the challenges as well as the positives of making music in a group.. ..Conclusion This paper has revealed how brass banding influences physical, social, psychological, emotional and spiritual … Continue reading Wellbeing in #Brass Bands: The Benefits and Challenges of Group #Music Making

Nonpharmacological Interventions to Manage #Dementia Symptoms in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

..exploring the effects of chair yoga (CY), compared to music intervention (MI) and chair-based exercise (CBE) in this population. Using a cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT), 3 community sites were randomly assigned 1:1:1 to CY, MI, or CBE. Participants attended twice-weekly 45-minute sessions for 12 weeks.. The CY group improved significantly in quality of life compared to the MI group .. However, no significant group … Continue reading Nonpharmacological Interventions to Manage #Dementia Symptoms in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial