As music therapists, we use music to help people with varying needs access their full potential and grow through the music. Some of the benefits of using music are that it is motivating and can help to stimulate and focus a person’s attention. This is in part due to the repetitious nature of music.
In this video, Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis talks about the “exposure effect” and how repetition invites us in to participate in the music instead of just passively listening.
Thank you, Kristina Rio, for sharing this interesting and thought-provoking TED Talk!
We can share the benefits of music therapy with your team, group or organization. If you are interested in a participatory music event, review our website for ideas.