Rangashree’s Music School

Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandir School of Fine Arts

Founder/ Director Sangeetha Vidushi/ Sangeetha Kala Saraswathi Smt. Jayashree Varadarajan

Food for Thought 

As a clinician and musician, my goal is to better the lives of those around me. One way I am passionate about discovering ways to do so is through creative and important research. Below, you’ll find articles that intersect medicine, scientific discovery, and music in a variety of ways.

The effects of music therapy on vital signs, feeding, and sleep in premature infants

Pediatrics. 2013 May;131(5):902-18Loewy J1, Stewart K, Dassler AM, Telsey A, Homel P.

Experience-dependent learning of auditory temporal resolution: evidence from Carnatic-trained musicians. Neuroreport.

2014 Jan 22;25(2):134-7.Mishra SK, Panda MR.

Clinical voice analysis of carnatic singers

J Voice. 2014 Jan;28(1):128.e1-128.e9.Arunachalam R1, Boominathan P2, Mahalingam S3

A narrative literature review of the therapeutic effects of music upon childbearing women and neonates 

Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2014 Aug 19.Hollins Martin CJ.

Acute auditory stimulation with different styles of music influences cardiac autonomic regulation in men

Int Cardiovasc Res J. 2014 Sep;8(3):105-10.da Silva SA1, Guida HL1, Dos Santos Antonio AM2, de Abreu LC3, Monteiro CB3, Ferreira C4, Ribeiro VF4, Barnabe V5, Silva SB3, Fonseca FL3, Adami F3, Petenusso M3, Raimundo RD3, Valenti VE1

Music for stress and anxiety reduction in coronary heart disease patients

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Dec 28;12:CD006577Bradt J1, Dileo C, Potvin N.

Music therapy in the NICU: is there evidence to support integration for procedural support?

Adv Neonatal Care. 2013 Oct;13(5):349-52.Allen KA.

Music and academic performance.

Behav Brain Res. 2013 Nov 1;256:257-60Arnaud Cabanac1, Perlovsky L, Bonniot-Cabanac MC, Cabanac M.

Expression of emotion in Eastern and Western music mirrors vocalization.

PLoS One. 2012;7(3):e31942.Bowling DL1, Sundararajan J, Han S, Purves D.

Mozart effect, cognitive dissonance, and the pleasure of music.

Behav Brain Res. 2013 May 1;244:9-14Perlovsky L1, Cabanac A, Bonniot-Cabanac MC, Cabanac M.