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Perceptions of stress, mood associated with listening to music during COVID-19 lockdown

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: Listening to music in daily life was significantly associated with lower levels of stress during the COVID-19 lockdown period in this study of 711 adults. Music listening was also significantly associated with improved mood, particularly for those with elevated chronic stress during the pandemic.  

Authors: Anja C. Feneberg, Ph.D., and Urs M. Nater, Ph.D., of the University of Vienna, are the corresponding authors. 

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