Music, have you ever thought that it might just be medicine as well? We all know that certain songs bring back memories, maybe help us to relax or get into a good mood, but is it more than that? Could listening to music change our vital signs? Lower our blood pressure, maybe lower our heart rate? If someone is having a surgery, can you see these changes on the monitor if you play certain music in the background?
Dr. Joe Ruszkowski, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Hawai‘i Pacific University and Dr. Jorge Camara ophthalmologist, surgeon, and musician, are in the studio and we are talking about the science behind how music affects the body in tangible ways, and what this might mean the next time you want to get pumped up to exercise, or relax and go to sleep.download mp3