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Adevi, A. 2012: Supportive Nature - and Stress. Wellbeing in connection to our inner and outer landscape. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Doctoral Thesis

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts Health and Wellbeing 2017: Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing. All-Party Parliamentary Group

Grape, C., Sandgren, M., Hansson, L-O., Ericson, M., Theorell, T. 2002: Does singing promote well-being?: An empirical study of professional and amateur singers during a singing lesson. Integrative Physiological & Behavioral Science (2002) 38: 65. 

Northwestern University. Can't sing? Do it more often. ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 9 February 2015. 

Pearce, E., Launay, J., Dunbar, R. 2015: The ice-breaker effect: singing mediates fast social bonding. R. Soc. open sci. 2015 2 150221; DOI: 10.1098/rsos.150221.

Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Larsson, P., Väljamäe, A., Västfjäll, D., Kleiner, M. 2010: When room size matters: acoustic influences on emotional responses to sounds. Emotion. 2010 Jun;10(3):416–22 

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