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The Power of Art: Can music treat ADHD?

5 March 2013 Last updated at 02:15 GMT

Music is one of the most ancient arts, a skill that has been with humans for thousands of years.

But it's now the subject of hi-tech inquiry from scientists who wonder how music affects the brain.

Researchers are using everything from simple instruments to cutting-edge brain scans to detect how music and the brain interact.

They suspect that music can help improve focus and calm while also dictating mood.

Jane O'Brien explores how music may one day be used as mental health medicine.

Produced by Matt Danzico.