Scientific Studies

Just a few of the many, and more to come…


Ashley-Farrand, T. (1999). Healing Mantras: Using Sound Affirmations for Personal Power, Creativity and Healing. (Ballantine Wellspring)

Baijal S., Narayanan S., (2010) Theta activity and meditative states: spectral changes during concentrative meditation.

Beaulieu, J. (1995). Music and Sound in the Healing Arts. (Barrytown Station Hill Press)

Brown, B. B. (1970). Recognition of aspects of consciousness through association with EEG alpha activity represented by a light signal. Psychophysiology, 6, 442-452.

Cade, C. M., & Coxhead, N. (1979). The Awakened Mind. Longmead, Great Britain: Element Books.

Dewhurst-Maddock, O. (1993). The Book of Sound Therapy. (Fireside Publishers)

Chuter E., Allan M., Laws D. (2007) A pilot study comparing reduction of anxiety by binaural beat audio and patient-selected music in the pre-operative period. Anaesthesia. 62, 3 310.

Epel E., et al., (2009). Can Meditation Slow Rate of Cellular Aging? Cognitive Stress, Mindfulness, and Telomeres. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Volume 1172, 34�53

Fell J., Axmacher N., Haupt S., (2010) From alpha to gamma: Electrophysiological correlates of meditation-related states of consciousness. Medical Hypotheses. Vol.75, Issue 2, P.218-224.

Fischer, R. (1971). A cartography of ecstatic and meditative states. Science, 174 (4012), pp. 897-904.

G Pagnoni, M Cekic, (2007) Age effects on gray matter volume and attentional performance in Zen meditation. Neurobiology of aging. 28-10 1623-1627.

Gaynor, Md., M.L. (1999) Sounds of Healing. (Broadway Books)

Gaynor, Md., M.L. (2002) The Healing Power of Sound. (Shambhala Publications)

Gerken, G. M., Moushegian, G., Stillman, R. D., & Rupert, A. L. (1975). Human frequency-following responses to monaural and binaural stimuli. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 38, 379-386.

Gottselig JM, Brandeis D, Hofer-Tinguely G, Borby AA, Achermann P (2004). “Human central auditory plasticity associated with tone sequence learning“. Learn. Mem. 11 (2): 162—71. doi:10.1101/lm.63304.

Guilfoyle, G. & Carbone, D. (1996). The facilitation of attention utilizing therapeutic sounds. Presented at the New York State Association of Day Service Providers Symposium, October 18, 1996, Albany, New York.

Hunt, V. V. (1995). Infinite Mind: The Science of Human Vibrations. (Malibu: Malibu Publishing Company).

Hutchison, M. (1986). Megabrain: New tools and techniques for brain growth and mind expansion. (Beech Tree Books). pp. 261-281.

Lehmann d., Faber P.L., Achermann P., et al., (2001) Brain sources of EEG gamma frequency during volitionally meditation-induced, altered states of consciousness, and experience of the self. Psychiatry Research & Neuroimaging. Vol.108-2, 111-121.

Oster, G. (1973) Auditory beats in the brain. Scientific American, 229, pp. 94-102.

Penfield, W. (1975) The Mystery of the Mind. (Princeton: Princeton University Press).

Petsche, H. (1996) Approaches to verbal, visual and musical creativity by EEG coherence analysis. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 24(1-2), 145-59.

Reddi V., (2002) Effect of Binaural Beat Stimulation on Pain and Mood in Individuals Reporting Chronic Low Back Pain. Moore Health Science Library, University of Virginia.

Rossi, E. L. (1986) Altered states of consciousness in everyday life: The ultradian rhythms. In B. B. Wolman & M.

Taylor P (2005). “Human auditory steady state responses to binaural and monaural beats“. Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology 116 (3): 658—68. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2004.09.014. PMID 15721080.

Waldkoetter, R. O. & Sanders, G. O. (1997). Auditory brain wave stimulation in treating alcoholic depression. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 84, p. 226.

Waldkoetter, R. O. (1983). The use of audio-guided stress reduction to enhance performance. Paper presented at the 25th Annual Conference of the Military Testing Association, Gulf Shores AL.

Zaffuto, A. & Zaffuto, M. (1974). Alphagenics. How to Use Your Brainwaves to Improve Your Life. 
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Additional Resources:

CAIRSS for Music (Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval Service System)
Bibliographic database of music research literature in music education, music psychology, music therapy, and music medicine. Citations from 1,354 journals.

Gordon Shaw and the M.I.N.D. Institute
Clinical research – mind and music

Healing Music Organization
- Information, resources, tools and a forum for dialogue to people interested in the healing power of music and sound.

Healing Powers of Tone and Chant
- Learn about the powers of chanting and tonalization for health and well being

Healing with Great Music: How Sound Influences Human Physiology– A mini-course in the use of quality music for self improvement and health

International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine
Organization with insight into the subtle powers of health and wellness

Mickey Hart -
Drumming and wellness.

Mozart as Healer: Classical Healing for the New Millenium
- Instructional information on listening and how to utilize Mozart’s music

Multisensory Sound Lab Transforms Sound Into Light and Vibrations -
Hearing through physical and visual stimulation

Music a sound contribution to healing
- Soothing sounds and music emanate from Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center, sitting smack dab in the middle of the rolling Colorado plains.

Music: Food for the Brain
- The Bolton Project research on music and learning

National Library of Medicine (US)
Access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960’s and additional life science journals.

NewJour-Electronic Journals and Newletters
20,000 journals, links and news sources

Now in the Recovery Room, Music for Hearts to Heal By -
A Four-week study, one of several around the country, measures the health benefits of music in hospitals…

The Coloring of Life: Music and Mood-The power of Emotions

The Influence of Learning on Cortical Activation
- Listening to music; how it effect neural activity

What is Healing Music?
 Discussion of Health and music