THE ADAGIO FLOW MACHINE - A NON-INVASIVE, NON-PHARMACEUTICAL STRESS MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUE FOR MUSIC THERAPY INTERVENTIONS

Abstract

The biofeedback study Hemispheric and Autonomic Laterality: Effects of Unilateral Repetitive Activation [1] was conducted at the Nova University Biofeedback Laboratories.

 

The experimental group is referred to as the Right Hemisphere Activation (RHA) group. This group, in addition to watching the Adagio, also listened to light classical music. The control group, also referred to as the Left Hemisphere Activation (LHA) group, listened to spoken text while also seeing the text projected onto a screen. Several biofeedback measures were recorded on each subject during the sessions.

 

The results showed a statistically significant stress reduction in the RHA group.