Thursday, February 21, 2008

Music helps stroke patients to recover more quickly

This is an interesting report on a study completed recently in Finland.

Here are a couple of summary paragraphs from newsreports:

Listening to music in the early stages after a stroke can improve patients' recovery, according to new research published online in the medical journal Brain February 20.

Three months after a stroke, verbal memory was boosted by 60 percent among those who listened to music, by 18 percent among audio book listeners, and by 29 percent among non-listeners, the study’s lead author, Teppo Sarkamo, a neuroscientist at Helsinki University, said.

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