Special Issue "Music: Social Impact and Health Benefits"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 3750
Interests: music; behaviour; psychology; physiology; health; sports; philosophy
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Music is a central component of human life and has the potential to improve our physical and mental health in numerous ways. It can reduce pain intensity levels, enhance fitness, boost concentration, lift mood states, increase recovery rates after surgery, etc. Health benefits are often triggered by perceived sounds as well as the inherent properties of the musical activity. They can also be prompted less directly. Musical interaction is often a communal enterprise, with groups of people listening or dancing to music together, playing in bands, singing in choirs, etc., resulting in the formation, strengthening and maintenance of affiliative connections. Thus, health and wellbeing can also be improved by the social advantages of musical interaction such as social bonding. In this Special Issue, fuelled by novel research findings and discussions, the impact of music on health and wellbeing are discussed, unravelling the full potential of music for human life and beyond.
Dr. Edith Van Dyck
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- musical interaction
- social impact
- social bonding