What does contemporary neuroscience tell us about music and the brain? Drawing from research and her extensive clinical work, chronicled by Dr. Oliver Sacks, my guest, internationally renowned Music Therapist Concetta Tomaino provides an overview of music and the brain and shares evidence for the efficacy of clinical applications of music in child development, brain injury, stroke rehabilitation, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and more.
Concetta Tomaino, DA, MT-BC LCAT is Executive Director and Co-founder of the Institute for Music and Neurological Function in New York. She also serves as Vice President of the International Association for Music & Medicine, and Associate, The Arthur S. Abramson Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
In this episode Alex Doman and his featured guest Dr. Concetta Tomaino explore her storied career in music medicine, tapping into key insights into music and the brain. Listen and understand:
How is music used in therapy?
What is music therapy?
What are some of the clinical applications of music?
How is the field of neuroscience helping inform the field of music therapy?
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