Music and Stress

Nechama Yehuda

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Myths about the power of music to regulate and change emotional states are found in each culture. Googling the words "music and stress" produces promises for different types of music specially designed to assist managing stress. Music therapists are familiar with using different techniques to reduce stress with different populations. This paper examines both the application of music to stress management and the neurological and physiological mechanisms of stress that can be modulated by music.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-94
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Adult Development
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2011


  • Biological effects of music
  • Emotions
  • Music
  • Music therapy
  • Psychology of music
  • Stress


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