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International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences
Year : 2014, Volume : 3, Issue : 4
First page : ( 825) Last page : ( 828)
Online ISSN : 2319-5886.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2319-5886.2014.00008.3

Mantra, music and reaction times: A study of its applied aspects

Malhotra Varun*, Garg Rinku, Dhar Usha, Goel Neera, Tripathy Yogesh, Jaan Iram, Goyal Sachit, Arora Sumit

Department of Physiology, Santosh Medical College, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

*Corresponding author email: malhotravarundr@gmail.com

Online published on 20 October, 2014.

Abstract

Aims & Objectives

The mechanism of the effects of music is still under scientific study and needs to be understood in a better way. We designed this study to see how music affects reaction time and concentration. The aim of our study was to study the effect of Gayatri mantra on reaction time.

Material and Methods

30 healthy subjects were selected for the study. Baseline record of Visual online Reaction time test was taken. Online visual reaction time was measured during listening to Gayatri Mantra was taken.

Results

The reaction times decreased significantly p<0.00l.

Conclusion

Listening to music at work area reduces distractions, helps increase concentration and delays fatigue. It can be used to heal tinnitus, as an educational tool to develop children with special needs, Alzheimers disease, to improve motor skills in Parkinsonism and help alleviate pain after surgery.

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Keywords

Mantra, Chanting, Music, Reaction Times, Concentration.

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