Since 2005, Slovakia has been experimenting with the effects of music therapy. One and two day old babies listen to classical music through headphones (and mighty large ones, I may add) as part of the program. Doctors believe that music therapy helps newborns reduce stress and stay healthy. The newborns receive five sets of 20-minute sessions each day.
What is it about music that evokes emotion? And what goes on in such a session?
There’s also news that listening to classical music is nonsense! “Being force-fed classical music and foreign languages does not make a child genius. In fact, it can lead to anxiety and aggression,” says author Carl Honoré.
So what is the truth? Continue reading