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NIH Workshop on Music and Health
Music & the Brain: Research Across the Lifespan
January 26–27, 2017
Neuroscientists, music therapists, and supporters of both biomedical research and the arts convened on the NIH campus to discuss the current landscape of research on the interaction of music and the brain as well as how music is used as therapy. The workshop was split into three sessions covering the lifespan — “Building:” Music and the Child’s Brain, “Engaging:” Music and the Adult Brain, and “Sustaining:” Music and the Aging Brain, with each session including a panel on fundamental science and therapeutic applications. As a result of this workshop, recommendations for further research to advance both the fundamental science of music’s interaction with the brain as well as the therapeutic applications of music were identified. A summary of the workshop including these recommendations is in preparation.
Watch the Workshop Videocasts
This page last reviewed on January 3, 2018