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SoundScapeIssue 0236Music is a special kind of sound. It can reduce pain, improve sleeping patterns, lower anxiety levels and elevate mood. While many medical journal articles have suggested that music's therapeutic powers are due to its ability to act as a distraction, scientific experiments comparing music to genuine auditory distractions like white noise have shown that music can achieve more than a distraction. The qualities of music as a stimulant were tested in a study entitled: 'Effect of distractive auditory stimuli on exercise tolerance in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)', where lung patients with breathing difficulties were asked to pedal an exercise bicycle for as long as possible. The study found that playing music resulted in a higher exercise tolerance compared to silence, as well as less subjective unpleasantness. However, when patients were asked to do the same exercise with a non-musical auditory distraction such as grey noise, the distracting noise did decrease the subjective unpleasantness, but did not increase the amount of exercise done. The implication is that music has qualitatively different effects from pure State of mindmusic is not just sound. Dr Harry Witchel explains how music can be perceived in different ways, and that by understanding its power it can be channelled as a positive force for change