The Sync Project Researches the Effects of Music on the Body and Brain

By: Laura McQuarrie - Mar 12, 2015
References: thesyncproject & betaboston
If you've ever felt your mood lifted thanks to a feel-good song, you'll appreciate the global initiative that is the Sync Project. Blending technology, science, music and healthcare, the project aims to prove the healing power of sound. The research project from PureTech Ventures uses wearable activity trackers to collect biometric data from the brain and body, monitoring heart rate and body temperature in order to gauge what goes on in the body when someone is bopping to a beat, or feeling heartbroken at a sad song.

From the big data collected, ultimately the project aims to show the therapeutic properties of music, which has been shown to ease neurological disorders, depression or even increase an individual's pain tolerance.