Music has been found to have a variety of beneficial effects on brain injury recovery in several ways, including emotional and psychological support, cognitive stimulation, motor rehabilitation, speech and language recovery, mood enhancement and stress reduction, and social interaction and engagement.
Boss also credits ‘resilience and grit’ for his recovery. He states “I’m sure that music and guitar were a big part of why my brain healed as well as it did. As I’ve learned, music enhances neuroplasticity — the brain’s ability to adapt and change due to training and experience. ”
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Note: It’s important to note that music therapy and its effectiveness may vary depending on the individual and the specific nature of the brain injury. Therefore, it is recommended to consult with a qualified music therapist or healthcare professional to develop a tailored approach that meets the specific needs and goals of the person in recovery.