Mind fulness and Music: A Promising Subject of an Unmapped Field Research Article

  title={Mind fulness and Music: A Promising Subject of an Unmapped Field Research Article},
  author={R. Rodr{\'i}guez-Carvajal},
Mindfulness is defined as sustained, non-judgmental attention towards the world and the self. Several recent studies are bringing this concept into cutting-edge research and creating important contributions for the clinical context. In spite of this fact, there is a promising but unmapped field of research around specific contributions of mindfulness to music, and more specifically, for musicians. This article reviews this topic in order to show the state of the art of mindfulness related to… Expand

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