Music that works: Contributions of biology, neurophysiology, psychology, sociology, medicine and musicology / Edition 1

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Many different disciplines are analyzing the impact of music today. How and why this ancient cultural asset forms, empowers and makes use of us can only become apparent in the synopsis and exchange with scientific research. Based on this perspective, the congress "Mozart and Science" extended an invitation for the first interdisciplinary and international dialogue of sciences about the impact of music. This book is based on the results of the congress. It contains the latest research findings of various disciplines, and particularly covers psycho-physiological and cognitive matters. Additional essays give a deep insight into psycho-physiological issues and findings. With the dialogue of sciences, the congress combines musical reception with the perspective of neurological agitation potentials.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783211751206
  • Publisher: Springer Vienna
  • Publication date: 8/27/2009
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 342
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Roland Haas, PhD, theatrical advisor, festival director, author and lecturer, former rector of the University Mozarteum, Salzburg, revived research into the effects of music in Austria with the research network "Man and Musicâ" of the Salzburg Universities from 2001, supported by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. He is president of the "I.M.A.R.A.A." International Music and Art Research Association Austria which has initiated the Mozart&Science conferences focused on the current state of interdisciplinary music effect research, both nationally and internationally.

Vera Brandes' first career was as a concert promoter, independent music industry entrepreneur and renowned music producer. As a psychologist and music and media effect researcher, she is director of the Research Program for MusicMedicine at the Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria, member of the board of the I.M.A.R.A.A., international program coordinator of Mozart&Science and member of the founder's board of the International Association for Music and Medicine (IAMM).

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Table of Contents

G. Baier, T. Herman: Sonification: Listen to Brain activity H.U. Balzer: Chronobiology – Finding a New Foundation towards Understanding the Influence of Music V. Brandes: Music Medicine C. Dileo, J. Broke: A Perspective on Evidence-Based Practice W. Gruhn: The Audio-Vocal System in Song and Speech Development G. Hünther: The Significance of Exposure to Music for Formation and Stabilization of Complex Neuronal Relationship Matrices in the Human Brain: Implications for the Salutogentic Effects of Intervention by Means of Music-Therapy P. Janata: Music and the Self S. Kölsch: Neuronal Substrates of Processing Syntax and Semantics in Music B. Lemmer: The Rhythm of the Heart – The Tempus of Music – Mozart, Ligeti and the Rat M. Lopez: Music and Child Neurology: A Developmental Perspective R. Parncutt: Prenatal ”Experience' and the Phylogenesis and Ontogenesis of Music Juan G. Roederer: 'Music and the evolution of human brain function' C. Tomaino: Clinical Applications of Music Therapy in Neurologic Rehabilitation C. Trevarthen: Human Biochronology: on the Source and Function of Musicality G. Tucek, E. Ferstl, M.F. Fritz: Investigation into the Synchronization Behavior of a Group of Test Subjects During Baksy-Dhikr by Means of Psychophysiological Monitoring R. Verres: 'Responsiveness and the preparedness for responsiveness, and quiescence in a therapeutic context R. von Georgi, M. Schütz, S. Gebhardt: Emotion modulation by means of Music and Stress

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