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The effects of music on animal physiology, behavior and welfare.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23340788     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Physiological and psychological effects of listening to music have been documented in humans. The changes in physiology, cognition and brain chemistry and morphology induced by music have been studied in animal models, providing evidence that music may affect animals similarly to humans. Information about the potential benefits of music to animals suggests that providing music may be used as a means of improving the welfare of laboratory animals, such as through environmental enrichment, stress relief and behavioral modification. The authors review the current research on music's effect on animals' physiology and behavior and discuss its potential for improving animal welfare. They conclude that the benefits of providing music to laboratory animals depend on the species and the type of music.
Leanne C Alworth; Shawna C Buerkle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lab animal     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1548-4475     ISO Abbreviation:  Lab Anim (NY)     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-23     Completed Date:  2013-11-11     Revised Date:  2014-03-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417737     Medline TA:  Lab Anim (NY)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  54-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Animal Welfare / standards*
Behavior, Animal / physiology*
Brain / physiology*
Conditioning (Psychology) / physiology
Learning / physiology*
Music / psychology*
Species Specificity
Stress, Psychological / physiopathology

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