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Music - Stress Relief in Litigation1

Maurice Ravel, Bolero, and brain injury Bolro - by Fayal Karoui and the Orchestre Lamoureux. Click links Bolro Fayal Karoui,2?lang=en Orchestre Lamoureux Maurice Ravel's amusia Joseph-Maurice Ravel, 1875-1937 French composer known for his melodies, orchestral and instrumental textures and effects...Ravel is known best for his orchestral work Bolro (1928). Selections from Wikipedia Illness and Death - In 1932, Ravel suffered a major blow to the head in a taxi accident. This injury was not considered serious at the time. However, afterwards he began to experience aphasia-like symptoms and was frequently absent-minded....On April 8, 2008, the New York Times published an article suggesting Ravel may have been in the early stages of frontotemporal dementia during 1928, and this might account for the repetitive nature of Bolro. This accords with an earlier article, published in a journal of neurology, that closely examines Ravel's clinical history and argues that his works Bolro and Piano Concerto for the Left Hand both indicate the impacts of neurological disease....In late 1937, Ravel consented to experimental brain surgery...On December 17, he entered a hospital in Paris, following the advice of the well-known neurosurgeon Clovis Vincent. Vincent assumed there was a brain tumor, and on December 19 operated on Ravel. No tumor was found, but there was some shrinkage of the left hemisphere of his brain, which was re-inflated with serous fluid. When Ravel awoke from the anaesthesia, he asked for his brother, but quickly sank into a deep coma, from which he never awoke. He died on December 28, at the age of 62, in Paris....Ravel's death was probably a result of the brain surgery, with the underlying cause arguably being a brain injury caused by the automobile accident in 1932...Wikipedia, Joseph-Maurice Ravel

Coping with Stress: The Effectiveness of Different Types of Music . Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, December 2007, Volume 32, Issue 3-4, pp 163-168, Elise Labb, Nichlos Schmidt, Jonathan Babin, Martha Pharr, link to the paper below. Listening to classical and self-selected relaxing music after exposure to a stressor should result in significant reductions in anxiety, anger, and sympathetic nervous system arousal, and increased relaxation compared to those who sit in silence or listen to heavy metal music.