Episode 2: The Science Behind Neurologic Music Therapy

Peggy Schaefer hips us to the science behind Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) and we discuss some areas of application. Also polka and roller blading. Also thank you to our friends at @SpawnOnMe for the Twitter shout outs. See http://spawnon.me/


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Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy


Michael Thaut PhD:  

YouTube lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw9cb7KKyPQ

Book: http://www.amazon.com/Rhythm-Music-Brain-Foundations-Applications/dp/041596475X

Program: http://www.neuroscience.utoronto.ca/faculty/list/michael_thaut.htm

Jeremy Schmahmann:

YouTube lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuqDnwkuCHI

Daniel Berlyne:


Leonard B Meyer:




Liz Torres PhD:




Maureen Dennis:




For a complete list of Neurologic Music Therapy research, please visit the Academy's website and click on the "Research" link at the top of the page.  The drop-down menu will offer you a choice between Clinical Research or Basic Research.  All have been compiled into domain areas. Specific references to research we discussed are below.


McIntosh, G.C., Prassas, S.G., Kenyon, G., & Thaut, M.H. 1998. Movement synchronization during rhythmic tracking: Period versus phase cuing. Proceedings Society for Neuroscience, 455.8. 

Thaut, M.H., Bin, T., & Azimi-Sadjadi, M. 1998. Rhythmic finger-tapping sequences to cosine-wave modulated metronome sequences. Human Movement Science, 17, 839-863.

Thaut, M.H., Kenyon, G.P., Schauer, M.L., & McIntosh, G.C. 1999. The connection between rhythmicity and brain function. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, 18 (2), 101-108. 

Thaut, M.H., McIntosh, G.C., Prassas, S.G., & Rice, R.R. 1992. Effects of auditory rhythmic pacing on normal gait and gait in stroke, cerebellar disorder and transverse myelitis. In M. Woollacott & F. Horak (Eds.), Posture and Gait: Control Mechanisms, Vol. 2 (pp. 437-440). Eugene, OR: University of Oregon Books