Health May 31

A music therapist plays guitar for babies admitted to the NICU. Photo by Terry Rubin
How music therapy helped my premature baby

On the second day of my son's life, born 11 weeks early, a woman approached me in the NICU with a guitar and other instruments. As a music therapist, she said she had scientifically proven ways of alleviating the stress…

Science Aug 13

Why are so many lullabies also murder ballads?

Judging by lyrics alone, the lionshare of lullabies are not sweet and soothing; they are dark and creepy and macabre. So why are so many lullabies murder ballads? And as it relates to their primary function -- to lull the…