2. Opera could aid in rehabilitation
Break out the Puccini—Italian researchers say that listening to dynamic music like opera might be useful in rehabilitative medicine. The researchers from the University of Pavia recruited young, healthy volunteers to listen to pieces of music that alternated between fast and slow tempos. When the tempos swelled, the subjects experienced increased blood pressure, heart and respiration rates. Slower parts of the music caused those rates to decrease. While further research needs to be done, study researchers say these findings may be useful in rehabilitation of conditions like strokes.