Title: Music therapy in viewpoint of biophysics

Authors: Hartmut Kapteina, Chang Lin Zhang

Addresses: Department of Music and Music Education, Siegen University, Hochstrasse 57, Siegen D-57076, Germany. ' College of Life Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China; Department of Music and Music Education, Siegen University, Hochstrasse 57, Siegen D-57076, Germany

Abstract: In this paper, we discuss the background of music therapy in the viewpoint of biophysics, particularly in the interaction and the relationship between acoustic waves in music and electromagnetic waves inside human bodies. Instead of regarding music therapy as a kind of psychological interview, we mainly discussed the role of music to help people regain their psychological and physiological balance, namely the coherent state in terms of physics, through right combination of frequencies in time and space.

Keywords: music therapy; white noise; 1/f noise; normal distribution; log-normal distribution; coherent state; biophysics; acoustic waves; electromagnetic waves; human bodies; psychological balance; physiological balance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIC.2008.023122

International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, 2008 Vol.5 No.3, pp.205 - 209

Available online: 10 Feb 2009 *

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