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Music, Health, and Wellbeing$
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Raymond MacDonald, Gunter Kreutz, and Laura Mitchell

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199586974

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586974.001.0001

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Music and Rehabilitation: Neurological Approaches

Music and Rehabilitation: Neurological Approaches

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(p.153) Chapter 12 Music and Rehabilitation: Neurological Approaches
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Music, Health, and Wellbeing
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A. Blythe LaGasse

Michael H. Thaut

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586974.003.0012

This chapter discusses neuroscience and music research and how this research has informed the use of music in therapy for rehabilitation. First, it begins with evidence of cortical engagement when listening and performing music. Second, it explores motor synchronization to rhythm. Third, it presents evidence of successful rehabilitation of sensorimotor, cognitive, and communication with populations including Parkinson's, stroke, and multiple sclerosis. Finally, the chapter presents how this research has created and continues to inform the practice of Neurologic Music Therapy. This evidence, together, illustrates how the use of music therapy has shifted from a social science model to a neuroscience model and how the use of music in therapy can benefit people in rehabilitation.

Keywords:   meuroscience, music research, motor synchronization, rhythm, Neurologic Music Therapy

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