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Music and Wellbeing

Mary Anne Hobbs is joined by Dr Victoria Williamson, an authority on the psychology of music.

Mary Anne is joined by Dr Victoria Williamson, an authority on the psychology of music.

As part of our 'Designs for Life' series for Heart Month, Mary Anne finds out more about how music can affect our mood, energy levels, sleep and confidence.

Has music had a profound effect on your life? Get in touch and let us know: E-mail maryanne.6music@bbc.co.uk / Text 64046 / Tweet @bbc6music.

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Music Played

  • Al Green

    Sha La La

    • BEECHWOOD.
  • Ryan Adams

    To Be Without You

    • PaxAmericana Recording Company/Blue Note.
  • Jefferson Airplane

    White Rabbit

    • Virgin.
  • Cigarettes After Sex

    Affection

    • Spanish Prayers.
  • Misty in Roots

    Poor And Needy - BBC Session 19/06/1983

  • Lawrence English

    Moribund Territories

    • Room40.
  • Lauryn Hill

    Everything is Everything

    • Columbia/Ruff House.
  • Grandaddy

    Evermore

    • 30th Century Records/Columbia Records.
  • Belle and Sebastian

    Step Into My Office Baby

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin.
  • Nadia Reid

    The Arrow &The Aim

    • Basin Rock.
  • World Exclusive

    • Colin Stetson

      Spindrift

  • Johnny Cash

    God's Gonna Cut You Down

  • The War on Drugs

    Red Eyes

    • Lost In The Dream.
    • Secretly Canadian.
    • 001.
  • Justice

    Fire

    • Ed Banger Music.
  • The Cure

    Just Like Heaven

    • FICTION.
  • Bon Iver

    29 #Strafford APTS

    • Jagjaguwar.
  • Beck

    Paper Tiger

    • Geffen Records ‎.
  • Sunriser

    • Clark

      Peak Magnetic

      • Warp.
  • The Beatles

    And Your Bird Can Sing

    • Parlophone.
  • Sylvan Esso

    Kick Jump Twist

    • Caroline International.
  • Daft Punk

    Around The World

    • (CD Single).
    • VIRGIN.
    • 2.
  • PINS

    Aggrophobe (feat. Iggy Pop)

    • Haus of PINS.
  • Underworld

    Dark Train (6 Music Festival 2016)

  • Las Kellies

    Sugar Beat

    • Fire Records.
  • Kelis & André 3000

    Millionaire

    • Virgin.
  • Arcade Fire

    I Give You Power (feat. Mavis Staples)

    • Infinite Content.
  • Dr Victoria Williamson: How Music Affects The Brain

    • LL Cool J

      Phenomenon

      • Def Jam.
  • Sinkane

    Telephone

    • Objectif 2017.
    • City Slang.
    • 002.
  • The Fall

    Cab It Up

    • I Am Kurious Oranj.
    • Beggars Banquet.
    • 11.
  • Clap! Clap!

    Hope

    • Black Acre.
  • The Doors

    Love Street

    • Elektra.
  • Depeche Mode

    Where's the Revolution

    • Columbia Records.
  • Nirvana

    Polly

  • Part Chimp

    Namekuji

    • Iv.
    • Rock Action Records.
  • Joni Mitchell

    Help Me

    • Court and Spark.
    • Asylum.
  • The Divine Comedy

    To The Rescue

    • Divine Comedy Records.
  • The Supremes

    Where Did Our Love Go

    • Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Flying Lotus

    Roberta Flack (feat. Dolly)

    • Warp Records.

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