Keeping life in tune

A glance at the current issue of Psychology of Music: Keeping life in tune

At any age, music is a part of daily life. In a recent study, however, two researchers at the University of New England, in Australia, explored how and why older people use music and discovered that they derive specific benefits from it.

The researchers -- Terrence Hays, a lecturer in music education, and Victor Minichiello, dean of the university's education faculty -- based their findings on