We know that music helps a lot of us through a workout, but the the psychology behind when music works and when it doesn’t is still being investigated. The BBC Future has a few ideas about what’s going on in your brain.
According to a new analysis of 400 published scientific papers, the old adage that “music is medicine” may literally be true. Canadian psychologists from McGill University have shown that the neurochemical benefits of music can boost the body’s immune system, reduce anxiety, and help regulate mood. The time has come, say the researchers, for doctors and therapists to start taking music much more seriously.
The life of a physician can be full of stress and aggravation. In a recent discussion on Medscape Physician Connect, an all-physician discussion group, doctors shared some of the ways they unwind after a trying day.
“What do you do to relax? Are you physical or contemplative? Do you prefer to be alone or with friends? Do you allow yourself enough time to destress after a trying day?” a general practitioner queried.
This video made by some fellow medical students is clever and entertaining. Medical school can drive you crazy, but thankfully while working our way through the process, we can find ways to escape and claim our sanity back.
“I ride my raza scoota sroo ze night / to get to your heart / to get to your heart.”
Has there ever been a catchier hook to a fake-German pop song? Probably not. We don’t know who the guys behind Handsome Sportz Klüb really are, and frankly, we don’t want to.
According to their highly suspect Wikipedia page:
Handsome Sportz Klub is an electronic synthpop band from Düsseldorf, Germany. After creating the hit song “Pantz” which climbed the Swedish Pop Hits Charts the band relocated to Los Angeles and began recording their first English album, “das Album” to be released in 2011. The first single off this album was released in late 2010, entitled “Raza Skoota”.
That works for us. The video is an insane thrill ride into a world where all problems, be they love or war, can be solved by riding a Razor Scooter. No word as of this posting on whether the folks at Razor have reached out to HSK to have them star in a new ad campaign, but we suggest they do ASAP.
Check out some of the tracks below:
I’ve watched this video, not just once, not just twice — just comatose on this.