Mixmag: Researchers study music app to treat brain fog

After going through medical treatment like chemotherapy or recovering from a COVID-19 infection, some patients report brain fog, characterized by issues with thinking, focusing or remembering.

University of Cincinnati researchers led by Soma Sengupta, MD, PhD, associate professor and Harold C. Schott Endowed Chair of Molecular Therapeutics in the Department of Neurology and a UC Health neuro-oncologist; and Claudia Rebola, PhD, associate dean for research, associate professor and director of the new Center for DAAP Research and Innovation (CDRI) on Health and Wellbeing in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, are leading a pilot study examining music therapy's effect on brain fog through a mobile app.

British electronic dance music magazines Mixmag and DJ Mag recently featured the research in their technology sections, noting that study participants are placed into groups that either listen to or make music through the app for 15 minutes each day. 

The app is "helping the rewiring and exercising areas of the brain that normally wouldn't do it," Sengupta said.

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Featured photo at top of app in use courtesy of Claudia Rebola, PhD.

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