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6th Edition of International Conference on

Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies

June 20-22, 2024 | Paris, France

Traditional Medicine 2024

Nikita Katiyar

Speaker at Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies 2024 - Nikita Katiyar
University of Lucknow, India
Title : Effect of Indian classical music on spatial memory of cold-stressed rats


The study aimed to investigate the effect of Indian classical music on the cognitive processes, specifically spatial memory, of laboratory rats subjected to cold stress. The researchers divided the rats into six groups: control, cold stress, and cold stress with classical music intervention for both male and female rats, with three rats in each group. To assess spatial memory, the researchers used the Y-Maze behavioral paradigm. The YMaze consists of three arms shaped like the letter "Y," and each rat was given 15 minutes to explore the maze and visit each arm. The behavior of the rats was recorded using cameras, and the recordings were later examined. The results of the study indicated that the cold stress group showed impaired memory compared to the control group. Rats with impaired working memory failed to remember which arm they had just visited, resulting in reduced spontaneous alternation behavior. However, the rats subjected to cold stress with Indian classical music intervention exhibited improved spatial memory performance compared to the other groups. The researchers observed that Indian classical music had a positive influence on the impaired spatial memory of the rats. The study concludes that Indian classical music has the potential to act as a cognitive stimulator, specifically enhancing spatial memory in rats subjected to cold stress. The researchers suggest that further research is needed to understand the neurobiological mechanisms underlying these cognitive benefits and to optimize the specific elements of Indian classical music that contribute to its positive effects.


Ms. Nikita Katiyar is a PhD research scholar in the University of Lucknow, Lucknow India. She completed her graduation from the University of Kanpur and Post graduation from Agra University (India) with first division. She did M.Phil in zoology and received Gold Medal named "Natthulal Varshanay" in convocation 2021 from Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Agra (India). She is IIT-GATE qualified with all India rank 5274 in 2023 entrance examination. Currently she is doing research on the "Effect of Indian classical music on Albino rats" in her PhD thesis. She has published a book chapter named "The Clinical Effect of Music: Music Therapy "and several abstracts for various reputed conferences of her research area. She is actively participating in the curricular and co-curricular activities going on in her department.