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Music to reduce pain?

A study is taking place at Great Ormond Street Hospital to establish effects of music on young children in hospital, as it was reported on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Tuesday 29 October.

This report doesn’t give in-depth research findings since they still seem to be at the beginning of the study, but I still wanted to share this because, in addition to talking about improving the young patients well-being while being in hospital, the findings suggest that music actually lessens the pain experienced. That music might be having such a physical effect on these children is remarkable and I’m curious to find out more.

Would anyone here know more about this topic, or maybe have first-hand experienced in this field of work?