Neurofeedback Mechanism of Music Features on Mental Health Development of Adolescents


Xuelian Han


Revista Argentina de Clínica Psicológica




There is often an imbalance between physical growth and mental development of adolescents, which sows the seed for mental health problems. The academia generally agree that music has a great impact on the psychological conditions. This paper introduces this consensus to the shaping of healthy psychology of adolescents, aiming to determine the neurofeedback mechanism of music features on mental health development of adolescents. The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Event-Related Potential (ERP) were adopted to explore how different music features on the mental health of adolescents. The results of controlled experiments show that brisk or soothing music can greatly promote the psychological health of adolescence, and brisk music has the better promoting effect; the neurofeedback mechanism for the promoting effect lies in that brisk and soothing music can reduce the electroencephalogram (EEG) signal fluctuations of adolescents, making their moods more stable, positive and healthy. The research results provide a good reference for promoting the mental wellbeing of adolescents with music therapy. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)

Music and Health Institute Terms

Adolescents; Mental Health; Mood; Music Therapy; Psychological Outcomes; Recreative Music Methods

Indexed Terms

Music Features; Adolescents; Neurofeedback; Event-Related Potential (ERP); Psychology; Adolescent Development; Evoked Potentials; Mental Health; Neurotherapy; Psychosocial Development

Study Type

Case-Control Study; Qualitative Methods; Randomized Controlled Trial

Document Type