Social media provides us with many opportunities for reaching patients and focusing on disease awareness, but doing this by singing about asthma for patients, well that is a very unique way.
Posts from the ‘Music’ Category
I first heard about Focus@Will at Futuremed this February and since then I’ve been following the developments. Today, they published an announcement about the Android application they just released. I worked now for hours listening to the music they provided and it was a great first experience.
It has a three week free full access trial period for new users. After that subscription will cost $3.99 per month.
The focus@will music stream engages your non-focal (background) attention, but not so much that it interferes with your conscious focal attention on the task at hand. This is music you hear but should not be actively listening to. If a track is too bland, your subconscious will start ignoring it, and if too interesting, novel, dynamic or exciting, you will start consciously noticing it, which will distract you. Every track in our exclusive library has been remixed/re-edited and remastered to deliver the precise set of required attributes to keep you in the focus zone.
One of the best medical music videos from the last years.
There is a very interesting article in The Atlantic about things people have done in the MRI scanner. Here is the list, enjoy!
- Playing jazz
- Giving birth
- Reading T.S. Eliot
- Playing video games
- Unleashing animals into the room
- Having sex
Charles Limb, a Johns Hopkins otolaryngologist, tried to find out what it is like brain-wise to listen to music and used MRI scans in his research.
One of the best videos these days. An old man in a nursing home gets excited when listening to the old music he used to listen to every day.
Björk, the extraordinary singer, released a new music video with her son Hollow which features a DNA animation created by biomedical animator Drew Berry. Enjoy!
The video for the song could be a documentary of a strange alien world or the beginning of life on Earth. Every frame is bursting with hyperactive life. It’s an odd feeling, watching DNA strands twist and form as small bits of proteins scurry around in the background. This is the unceasing chaos that is going on inside every one of us. The video could be a piece of a museum explaining our biological process were it not for the strange molecular face that appears near the end. That little addition adds a touch of mysticism to the piece and puts a small bit of humanity in a universe of mindless chemical processes.
Some months ago I wrote about Alexandra Pajak, a graduate student at the University of Georgia, who released an album of music based on the DNA of HIV. And now here is the Genetic Music Project, an open source genetic art project combining music and science where everyone is art and everyone can be an artist.
I’d like to get a small group of volunteer experts together – healthcare professionals committed to science and common sense – and have them read and approve links before they are promoted on Twitter. I have created a new Twitter account called “HealthyRT” – the volunteer experts will have access to this account and can promote content that is medically sound.
When the science you learned in school and the science you read in the newspaper don’t quite match up, the Meet Science series is here to help, providing quick run-downs of oft-referenced concepts, controversies, and tools that aren’t always well-explained by the media.
As we work to get our fellow physicians to emerge from the shadows, the last thing we need is a social health horror story. This week a Rhode Island physician was formally reprimanded for breaching patient confidentiality on Facebook. You can get catch up with the core story on MSNBC or read KevinMD’s nice analysis.