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Miraculous Music makes the blind see

Posted at 10:53 AM on March 25, 2009 by Alison Young

Last week, Gillian Martin wrote a blog Musicians' Brains and Emotional Subtlety. Well, it seems that not only can music make one more sensitive to others, it may also help the blind see.

A recent study in the UK shows that listening to music can help restore impaired vision in stroke patients. The head of the study says "Music appears to improve awareness because of its positive emotional effect on the patient, so similar beneficial effects may also be gained by making the patient happy in other ways."

While I write this, I'm listening to the latest release from the British group Stile Antico and it is indeed making this "patient" happy and more aware!