Music heals more than just the soul - FOX34 Lubbock

Music heals more than just the soul

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The rhythm of music, the sounds, the beats are all proven through research to engage the brain's motor sensors and improve a vast range of mental disorders and disabilities. It's an integral part of therapeutic healing.

Brian Harris, co-founder of MedRythm Inc., conducts extensive research on how music can be clinically applied to heal neurological disabilities. He was the keynote speaker for the 2019 Performance Innovation Speaker Series, an event put together by the Texas Tech University Innovation Hub at Research Park. He emphasized the success rates of these types of programs. He first applied this idea at the Spaulding Rehab Hospital in Boston.

"There is no other stimulus on earth that engages our brain as globally as music does," said Harris. "The other thing that is very interesting is your brain's ability to heal or your brain's ability to create new connections which is called neuroplasticity, so why the reason that people that have brain injuries can heal is because of that."

That healing is helping Dustin Spray who's been undergoing music therapy at Covenant Children's for about 14 weeks.

"The drums make me feel satisfied, ukuleles make me feel happy," said Spray. "The guitar makes me feel fine and dandy and the piano makes me want to go and hug my mom."

Harris said the field for investigation of music and neuroscience was small when he first started, his primary goal was to figure out how to bring more awareness to this innovative method. He's built a world-class therapeutics company which provides assistance to millions of people with neurological disabilities with a blend of music, technology, and neuroscience. 

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