Music As the New Medicine of Healing

The Sync Project is a global collaboration aiming to decode how music improves health.

Apr 12, 2015

Music can be another form of medicine. [Shutterstock]

Music is a form of expression that has been around since the dawn of time. With proven effects on the brain and neurological processing, melody and song are being scientifically measured to understand their effects on physical health. 

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Taking up the gauntlet is an ambitious new initiative called The Sync Project, a global collaboration to decode how music improves health. The Sync Project will track how the brain and body respond to music through an app that collects biological data while people are grooving to their favorite tunes. The app is currently in alpha testing, but The Sync Project plans to examine existing musical platforms like Spotify and Pandora, while collecting heart rate and body temperature information through wearable trackers.
The open platform is looking for scientists, music lovers, engineers, patients, musicians to contribute their bits of knowledge in order get on the road to finding the musical cure to treating such conditions as depression, fatigue, insomnia, and autism. Rock on!