Kenny Rogers' Music Helps Stroke Victims
March 27, 2009 at 7:42 AM (PT)
An article in WIRED magazine reports that a study by the PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES shows that KENNY ROGERS' music benefits stroke victims.
FINNISH researchers measured the cognitive recoveries of 60 stroke victims who listened to music, audio books or nothing at all while undergoing standard therapy.
Music from ROGERS, FRANK SINATRA and the FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS showed positive affects in brain scan results, with ROGERS' songs causing the most heightened activity in the brain's pleasure centers.
Read more about the study here.