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The Clinical Neuroscience of Music: Evidence Based Approaches and Neurologic Music Therapy

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In the past 25 years, research in the basic and clinical neuroscience of music has begun to discover many transfer functions how music and rhythm based therapeutic exercises can effectively assist in brain rehabilitation. Research has shown breakthrough results for motor recovery, speech and language ...

In the past 25 years, research in the basic and clinical neuroscience of music has begun to discover many transfer functions how music and rhythm based therapeutic exercises can effectively assist in brain rehabilitation. Research has shown breakthrough results for motor recovery, speech and language training, and cognitive rehabilitation. By adapting a scientific theory model of studying the brain basis of music perception and cognition, these non-musical transfer functions have begun to be well documented especially in motor training for stroke, and Parkinson’s disease. Emerging evidence also has shown positive results of music based rehabilitation for dementia, aphasia and other language pathologies. Other diagnoses, e.g., Traumatic Brain Injury or Autism Spectrum Disorder, have seen less research so far. Also, neural mechanism underlying the clinical effects of music and neuroplasticity associated with music-based training remain a large topic of important research.

However, music is beginning to be recognized as a core treatment modality in neurorehabilitation and neurodevelopment. Neurologic Music Therapy has been developed over the past 15 years as a standardized treatment methodology and has received medical recognition internationally. Therefore, introducing a Research Topic in regard to biomedical applications of music seems a timely undertaking to offer a dedicated platform for new research in the clinical neuroscience of music and applications of Neurologic Music Therapy.

The Research Topic looks for translational clinical studies, studies exploring neural mechanisms underlying therapeutic effects of music and rhythm, investigations into neuroplasticity associated with biomedical applications of music, and basic neuroscience based projects in music perception, cognition, and production that may lead to new clinical understandings of the role of music and health. Additionally, this Research Topic will also consider review and theory-based papers to help build new research directions.


Keywords: Neuroscience, Neurorehabilitation, music, rhythm, neurologic music therapy


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