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Prescription playlists for treating pain and depression?

Among your personal music collection there are likely songs that lift your spirits when feeling low, calm you after a stressful day or, for one reason or another, just make you really happy.

To better understand how music affects mood, researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University launched a three-year project to develop a mathematical model to explain music's ability to communicate emotions. Their results might be useful in developing new treatments for depression and pain management, according to their release.

The video above discusses the parameters of the study.

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