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The Connection Between Music and Movement

Posted by MAPS Education Team on Jun 26, 2014


You may already know that music therapy has many health benefits, including the ability to reduce pain perception. But did you know that music can literally make your brain want to move?

A recently published study shows that music often encourages movement. Your brain naturally wants to fill gaps or breaks in the beats of music with movement.

Read more about this fascinating phenomenon here from NPR Radio: Anatomy Of A Dance Hit: Why We Love To Boogie With Pharrell.

To find a music therapy program near you, contact the American Music Therapy Association.

Do you have questions about music therapy? Let us know in the comments section below.

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