Music and medicine

Seminars & Lectures & Workshops

Lectures, Seminars and Workshops by renowned international experts in development psychology, neurophysiology, neuropsychology, music therapy, music pedagogy and clinical paediatrics, organised for professionals from the field of medicine and artists.

Music is a multisensory tool that can be used in health care. It can be used as a tool for relaxation, enrichment of everyday life, connecting with others and oneself, encouraging movement, improving agency, inducing moods, providing access to emotional content, improving cognitive functions. The ultimate goal of this segment of the B-AIR project is to sensitize the medical community and the general public to consider music as a relevant agent in Slovenian health care and wider.

Webinars in cooperation with SiNAPSA, Slovenian Neuroscience Association

B-AIR joined forces with the student section of SiNAPSA, Slovenian Neuroscience Association, in organising webinars for B-AIR Soundings project.

We organised the first webinar in may 2021 and hosted two clinical neuropsychologists from Leiden University, the Netherlands - Professor Rebecca Schaefer, PhD and Johanna Perschl, MSc. The main theme of the talk was neuropsychology of music processing and moving with music. First, professor Rebecca Schaefer introduced us to music processing in the brain, followed by a talk by Johanna Perschl, discussing the use of music in rehabilitation for various neurological disorders. In the next webina in February 2022, we hosted three different professionals, introducing the Horizon 2020 project Ears ll and the impact of ultra- and infrasounds on human functioning.

Which are the steps and instruments that would allow for a (clinical) application and introduction of music in medical settings?

Musical interventions for patients with Parkinson’s disease A pilot project with a survey and a music-based improvisation workshop
Music and Autism

A B-AIR OPEN_LAB Webinar in collaboration with SiNAPSA, Slovenian Neuroscience Association

Music and Movement

How is music processed in the brain and how can understanding this phenomenon help us use music in neurorehabilitation?

The Influence of Sound We Cannot Hear

Webinar on the reaction of our bodies and brains to environmental infrasound and ultrasound

The Newborn and Sound

Lecture and workshop on how the mother's voice affects the newborn baby; and how it directly influences the stability of life functions, the perception of pain, and in the long run also the mental and emotional development of the infant.

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