Dr. Michael Thaut: “From Confession to Profession: The Evolution of Neurologic Music Therapy”
On May 15, 2013 Dr. Michael Thaut, Professor of Music and Neuroscience at Colorado State University, presented a talk entitled: “From Confession to Profession: The Evolution of Neurologic Music Therapy.” The talk presented historic background for music therapy, the development of Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT), and provided specific research illustration through research data and video examples of some of the strategies of NMT. This talk was presented through the cooperation of the Music and Health Research Collaboratory (MaHRC), University of Toronto, and the Ontario Medical Association District 11. The talk was funded by the Connaught Research Fund of the University of Toronto.
Lee Bartel’s interview with Steve Paikin was featured on The Agenda regarding music therapy and music medicine
Lee Bartel featured on Research2Reality
“Healing through Sound” Click to see R2R video
Selected presentations from the Colloquy on Music in Health and Medicine held on November 29, 2011 as part of the formation of MaHRC.
Music Care Conference, Faculty of Music
The Music Care Conference was focused on health practitioners and community care givers in Ontario and other parts of Canada and the USA who believe music can enhance and even transform situations, relationships, well-being, neural circuitry and quality of life. The one-day event offered information, instruction, and inspiration through keynote talks, demonstrations, performances, workshops, and resources.
Forum on Research on Music Medicine in Aging
November 11, 2012 – Faculty of Music
This event was supported by the Connaught Fund at the University of Toronto and was part of the development of an agenda of research on music medicine. The three speakers were asked to contribute to thinking – blue sky envisioning — of where music medicine research might find productive avenues for investigation.
Synesthesia Conference Videos
On Friday May 31, a full-day workshop was held at the Faculty of Music in conjunction with the American Synesthesia Association Conference. The workshop entitled “Crossing Sensory Boundaries” engaged participants in the creation of visual responses to selected pieces of music, and featured talks by International leaders in this field.
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Sound Health: The Potential For Music Effects In Aging
Lee Bartel, PhD, Professor, Associate Dean – Research, and Acting Director of MaHRC
Talk at Institute for Life Course and Aging, Noon-Hour Seminar
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Tasty Coloured Sounds: The Experiences of Synaesthetes
Dr. Julia Simner, Neuropsychologist, Director of Synesthesia and Sensory Integration lab at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Talk at Faculty of Music, MaHRC, with support from OCAD University, The Colour Research Society of Canada, and the Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development.
See talk at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vFqNjySBHk
International Association for Music and Medicine (IAMM) Conference 2014
On June 24, CBC Morning Toronto interviewed Dr. Jane Edwards, President of the International Association for Music & Medicine (IAMM) on The Healing Power of Music. Jane Edwards is a Member of the International Advisory Council of MaHRC. IAMM conference met at the Faculty of Music hosted by MaHRC on June 24 – 27, 2014. To listen to the broadcast, visit: http://www.cbc.ca/video/news/audioplayer.html?clipid=2467293984
Vera Brandes, Member of the International Advisory Council of MaHRC, attended the 3rd International Conference of IAMM June 24 – 27. She was guest on CTV to speak about the science of ear worms.
Cheryl Jones, PhD student, featured in CBC Ideas program on Allison’s Brain on February 19, 2015.
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Focal Dystonia and MaHRC Associate Dr. Joaquin Farias featured in Globe and Mail
On March 7, The Globe and Mail published an article entitled, “Using the Brain to Retrain the Body to Overcome Dystonia.” It recounts the story of Federico Bitti who suffers from dystonia, a disease that affects a person’s ability to control their muscles. He is trying a new therapy involving neuroplasticity, and specific exercises to retrain the brain. The video showing Dr. Farias giving therapy to Federico went viral with over a million hits within a week.