Music Heals - But Does it?

It has been said that music is good for you and assists the healing process. Apparently, it's cheaper to give patients music than administer medication. Less sleep medication is required.

Mozart's piano sonatas have been found to be the best "treatment". People listening to this music had decreased stress hormones and increased growth hormones. Researchers even go so far as to say "If patients could be exposed to music in the ICU … they would survive more often".

Now here is the "hit" - I don't like Mozart's music. And I doubt if being forced to listen to it would lessen stress or raise growth hormones in my case.

A lot of researchers actually select their subjects for projects without even knowing it. For example, only those who like such music would participate in the first place.