The top-selling classical album in the U.S. is a disc of Chant that’s being promoted for its "calming effects." Meanwhile, many hospitals use music as a way to ease patients' pain, lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety and advance coping abilities for patients. But not everyone is so convinced. Joining us to debate music's therapeutic benefits: Dr. Clive Robbins
, founder of the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at New York University, and Dr. Steven P. Novella
, an American clinical neurologist and president and co-founder of the New England Skeptical Society.
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: What do you think? Is music therapy a method of healing? Or a hoax?