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Music & Brain: From Health to Healing

Date: January 20, 2023 - 09:00 a.m. ET to 6:00 p.m. ET

Harvard University NorthWest Labs 52 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA

Event Description

MorningNeuroscience of Music
9:00–9:10 a.m.Event presentation: Michela Fagiolini and Takao Hensch
9:10–10:30 a.m.

Speaker 1: Robert Zatorre (McGill University)

  • From Perception to Pleasure: Music and its Neural Substrates

Speaker 2: Psyche Loui (Northeastern University)

  • Musical Preferences From Hierarchical Mapping of Predictions to Reward
10:30–11:00 a.m.Coffee break
11:00 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Speaker 3: Takao Hensch (Harvard University)

  • Emotion Regulation Sculpted by Childhood Music

Speaker 4: Adam Ockelford (University of Roehampton)

  • Music, Language and Autism: Exceptional Strategies for Exceptional Minds

Performance by Derek Paravicini

12:45–2:00 p.m.Lunch break
AfternoonMusic Therapy
2:00–2:45 p.m.Breakout sessions: Music circles
2:45–4:05 p.m.

Speaker 5: Kathleen Howland (Berklee School of Music)

  • Music Therapy in Parkinson’s Disorder

Speaker 6: Dario Masala (Swim ‘n’ Swing)

  • Rhythms for Space-Time Awareness and Social Inclusion
4:05–4:35 p.m.Coffee break
4:35–6:00 p.m.Music and Movement
4:35–6:00 p.m.

Live performance by Jean Appolon Expression Group

Concluding Remarks