The effect of music on brain wave functioning during an acute psychotic episode

a pilot study

Kylie Anne Morgan*, Anthony W. Harris, Georgina Luscombe, Yvonne Tran, Geoff Herkes, Roger W. Bartrop

*Corresponding author for this work

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This pilot study compared the differences in the quantified electroencephalogram (qEEG) between two conditions; eyes closed resting and eyes closed listening to music of 15 subjects currently experiencing an acute psychotic episode. The results showed a significant decrease in delta, alpha and beta waves when listening to music compared to resting condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-448
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatry Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • EEG
  • Music therapy
  • Psychosis

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