A new study underway at the University of California, San Francisco aims to find out if singing in a choir can help with aging. As AP's Haven Daley explains, the possible benefits of singing are both mental and physical.
May 21, 2015 The integration of new neurons in the adult brain is a phenomenon more generally compromised in the brains of depressed patients, new research shows. This new work confirms that neurogenesis in the ... read more
May 21, 2015 People who post Facebook status updates about their romantic partner are more likely to have low self-esteem, while those who brag about diets, exercise, and accomplishments are typically ... read more
May 22, 2015 Brain imaging studies have already revealed that mental illnesses involve alterations in both the structure and connectivity of the brain. Scientists have now, for the first time, shown how the ... read more
May 21, 2015 A simple blood test to detect early Alzheimer's disease is a step closer to being used to screen older adults. Just as with blood tests for other diseases, such as diabetes, ... read more
Feb. 25, 2014 Using music and singing in health care can improve quality of life for older people by easing pain, anxiety and depression. A literature review of articles related to anxiety and the use of music as ... read more
Dec. 4, 2013 Singing in a choir can be good for our psychological well-being. Researchers set up an online study asking 375 people who sang in choirs, sang alone or were members of sports teams about their ... read more
July 30, 2013 Study shows birds eavesdrop on owls and change their dusk singing patterns to avoid becoming potential prey. If you hear an owl hooting at dusk, don't expect to catch the flute-like song of a ... read more