Journal of Adult Development

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 85–94

Music and Stress


DOI: 10.1007/s10804-010-9117-4

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Yehuda, N. J Adult Dev (2011) 18: 85. doi:10.1007/s10804-010-9117-4


Myths about the power of music to regulate and change emotional states are found in each culture. Googling the words “music and stress” produces promises for different types of music specially designed to assist managing stress. Music therapists are familiar with using different techniques to reduce stress with different populations. This paper examines both the application of music to stress management and the neurological and physiological mechanisms of stress that can be modulated by music.


Music Stress Emotions Music therapy Psychology of music Biological effects of music 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MusicBar-Ilan UniversityRamat GanIsrael
  2. 2.Music Academy, Levinsky CollegeTel AvivIsrael

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