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MIB guest talk: Mari Tervaniemi

Center for Music in the Brain is happy to host Research Director Mari Tervaniemi from University of Helsinki. She will give a talk on neural evidence for music learning and rehabilitation.

31.03.2016 | Hella Kastbjerg

Dato tir 28 jun
Tid 10:00 12:00
Sted Meeting room 4th floor, building 10G, Aarhus University Hospital, Nørrebrogade 44


Neural evidence for music learning and rehabilitation across the life span: Results, implications and back stage views.


During past decades, our knowledge about the brain functions and structures underlying music perception, performance, and emotions has accumulated relatively fast. However, much less is known about the brain determinants underlying music learning and music rehabilitation. In my contribution, I will introduce data revealing the impact of music learning on brain functions in toddlers and school-aged children. Furthermore, I will show results about music rehabilitation obtained from dementia patients and from other neurological patients. These very recent data indicate that music-related activities, even in terms of singing and listening to familiar songs, can effectively boost the emotional and cognitive well-being of the patients as well as their caregivers. Throughout my talk, I will reveal the challenges and promises of each of the study protocols – as the view from the back stage.

Forskning, Alle grupper, Health, Musicinthebrain