Not Cure But Heal: Music and Medicine

  • Paulo E. Andrade
  • Joydeep BhattacharyaEmail author
Part of the Advances in Neurobiology book series (NEUROBIOL, volume 21)


Do you know that our soul is composed of harmony?

Leonardo Da Vinci

Despite evidence for music-specific mechanisms at the level of pitch-pattern representations, the most fascinating aspect of music is its transmodality. Recent psychological and neuroscientific evidence suggest that music is unique in the coupling of perception, cognition, action and emotion. This potentially explains why music has been since time immemorial almost inextricably linked to healing processes and should continue to be.


Music Memory Emotion Neuroplasticity Music Therapy 


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  1. 1.Department of Psychology, GoldsmithsUniversity of LondonLondonUK

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