Music and the Brain

The Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine (ISQRMM) have rather handily posted videos of the keynote speech from their recent conference on YouTube.  Dr Mark Tramo talks on “Functional Brain Organization in Relation to Music Cognition”:

You can also view part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 5.

Research into music and health seems to be a rapidly growing field. I don’t know anything about ISQRMM, but I find their focus on understanding ‘the effects of music on the health of the human mind, body and soul’ a little troubling due to its insistence on Cartesian dualism. But perhaps I’m just reading too much into it.

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