Not happening yet, but a researcher at Melbourne University is claiming that understanding the brains of electronc music fans holds the key to curbing eating disorders.
The researcher, Neuroscience candidate Kiralee Musgrove, aims to see how listeners transform from simply hearing music to actually “feeling” it, with a special focus on the relationship between craving and pleasure. “We know that people often use music as a tool to regulate their emotions,” Musgrove describes of her intentions.
Musgrove would go on to describe how she aims to create “personalized music therapy” for people suffering from a wide range of disorders, including eating, abuse disorders and self-harm issues. “We might be able to use music to help alleviate acute levels of craving and distress,” she said.
So, what do you think? Does Musgrove have a point here or is it two different things? If you’re in the Melbourne area (and don’t have hearing issues) you can participate in the study HERE