Study finds more pleasant-sounding medical device alarms could reduce annoyance without compromising effectiveness

A new study found that making medical device alarms more musical can significantly reduce perceived annoyance without negatively impacting the ability of research participants to learn and remember the alarms.

Neurology’s Bruce Ayers brings his love of music to the world as the founder of Nashville African American Wind Symphony

My grandmother would say, ‘Boy, stop banging on that piano.’ And my grandfather would say, ‘Let him keep playing, this might turn into something for him.’

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 20th birthday celebration kicks off with performance from employee musician Darnell Clay

Clay is a familiar face around Monroe Carell. As a Nutrition Services team member, he delivers food trays to patients. Few were aware of his love of music.

The man at the music festival had been beaten unconscious. Medical assistant Chase Brown may have saved his life.

“If that was my little brother or one of my friends, I would hope someone would help them.”

Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab hosts second annual open house

Have you ever wondered what science has to say about why music is important for health? You can find out at the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab’s second annual open house on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Rare case: brain injury stirs creativity, synesthesia

Vanderbilt researchers report on a musician who acquired synesthesia — a merging of sensations — and improved creativity following a traumatic brain injury.

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