In the course of seeking cures for mental illness, some very bizarre methods have been tried. In 1650 Athanasius Kircher (a Jesuit scholar) invented a musical instrument to cure melancholy. The instrument was called a “katzenklavier” and it consisted of a line of cats fixed in place with their tails sticking out underneath a keyboard. When they keys were struck the cats would meow in pain. The concept never caught on.
Sharks act calmer when listening to AC/DC.
In the summer of 1967, Jimi Hendrix played seven gigs as the opening act for The Monkees.
According to scientific studies, a rat’s performance in a maze can be improved by playing music written by Mozart.