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February 4, 2022

“Remember what the door mouse said: 'Feed your head'.”

These lyrics from Jefferson Airplane in 1967 didn’t refer to brain health but, according to a supplement from Smithsonian Magazine, some have always thought that music can negatively affect the brain.

In the romantic era of 1600-1700, music had a positive influence, according to Smithsonian, an “image of universal harmony and health,” except in women, some linking it to infertility.

In the 1800s, music had become universally pathogenic, experts associating “excessive” music with degradation and depravity, even coining a...

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