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Music and mind : harnessing the arts for health and wellness / edited by Renée Fleming.

Fleming, Renée, (editor.).

"World-renowned soprano and arts/health advocate Renee Fleming curates a collection of essays from leading scientists, creative arts therapists, educators, healthcare providers and artists about the powerful impacts of music and the arts on health and the human experience A compelling and growing body of research has shown music and arts therapies to be effective tools for addressing a widening array of conditions, from providing pain relief, to enhancing speech recovery after stroke or traumatic brain injury through singing, to improving mobility of individuals with Parkinson's disease using rhythm. In Music and Mind Renee Fleming draws upon her own experience as an advocate to showcase the breadth of this booming field, inviting leading experts to share their discoveries. In addition to describing therapeutic benefits, the book explores evolution, brain function, childhood development, and technology as applied to arts and health. Much of this area of study is relatively new, made possible by recent advances in brain imaging, and supported by the National Institutes of Health, major hospitals, and universities. This work is sparking an explosion of public interest in the arts and health sector. Fleming has presented on this material in over fifty cities across North America, Europe, and Asia, collaborating with leading researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners. With essays from known musicians, writers, and artists, as well as leading neuroscientists, Music and Mind is a groundbreaking book and the perfect introduction and overview of this exciting new field"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593653197
  • Physical Description: xxxiii, 558 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, 2024.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword / Francis Collins -- Introduction / Renée Fleming -- How and Why : Experts explain the basic science connecting arts and health, including origins in evolution. Musicality, Evolution, and Animal Responses to Music / Ani Patel ; What Does It Mean to Be Musical / Dan Levitin ; The Parting Glass / Richard Powers ; Sound Connects Us / Nina Kraus ; The Importance of Music in Human Connection / Rhiannon Giddens -- The Medical Muse / Health professionals and artists share impacts of the arts in hospitals and clinical settings. Sounding Joy / Christopher Bailey ; Can Singing Touch the Heart? / Jacquelyn Kulinski ; Rabbit Hole / Rosanne Cash ; Music Therapy for Chronic Pain Management / Joke Bradt ; Music Across the Continuum of Care: A Medical Setting / J. Todd Frazier ; "I Sing the Body Electric": Music Psychotherapy in Medicine / Joanne Loewy -- Health in the Spotlight : Artists and leading presenters discuss key health and community initiatives. How to Fall in Love with Opera / Ann Patchett ; Arts for Non-Arts Outcomes / Deborah Rutter ; Our Symphony Orchestra : the People's Band and a Symbol of Civilization / Ben Folds ; What Can Music Do? / Sarah Johnson ; Sing, Dance, and Play! / Mark Morris ; Dance and Parkinson's Finding Humanity Through a Musical Roadmap / David Leventhal -- Creative Learning / Educators and researchers illuminate the effects of arts engagement on the developing brain. Humans Are Musical Creatures : The Case for Music Education / Indre Viskontas ; State of the Art: Music in America's Schools / Ken Elpus ; Rhythm & Rhyme: Supporting Young Children and Families with Musical Play / Miriam Lense and Sara Beck ; Healing Arts / Anna Deavere Smith ; Play on Philly / Stanford Thompson ; Building Belonging Through Music : The Art of Investing in Our Children's Future, Today / Francisco Nuñez --
Music as Therapy / Practitioners and performers relay first-hand experiences of therapeutic music interventions. Title TK / Zakir Hussain ; Healing Note by Note / Tom Sweitzer ; The Potential of Group Singing to Promote Health and Well-Being / Julene Johnson ; Sing Your Way Home ; Stacie Aamon Yedell ; ... & the Field : Re-membering the interlands in Music & Health / esperanza spalding and marisol norris ; Music and Memory / Connie Tomaino ; Her Voice : Music as a Form of Self-Expression in Cancer Treatment / Sheri Robb and Jefri Franks ; Achieving Body, Mind, and Soul: Harmony with Multiple Sclerosis / Courtney Platt -- Science : A Deeper Dive-Scientists reveal their research methodology and compelling results. Arts-Based Therapies in Integrative Health / Emmeline Edwards, Wen Chen, Catherine Law, Mark Pitcher, and Helene M. Langevin ; Music, Memory, Aging and Science / Coryse St. Hillaire-Clarke, Lisa Onken, and David Frankowski ; Art Therapy, Psychology, and Neuroscience: A Timely Convergence / Anjan Chatterjee and Juliet King ; Coda and Crescendo: How Neuroscience Created Neurologic Music Therapy to Help Heal the Injured Brain / Michael Thaut ; Musical Enjoyment and the Reward Circuits of the Brain / Robert Zatorre ; The Benefits of Musical Engagement Across the Lifespan : Education, Health and Well Being / Antonio Damasio, Hanna Damasio, Assal Habibi, and Beatriz Ilari -- The Road Ahead-Thought leaders outline an integrated approach to arts, technology, community, and health for the future. Common Nature : Humans as Cultural Beings / Yo-Yo Ma ; Composing the Future of Health / Tod Machover, Rébecca Kleinberger, and Alexandra Rieger ; Porous Density / Liz Diller ; Blueprint for Cultivating the Neuroarts Ecosystem / Susan Magsamen and Ruth Katz.
Subject: Music therapy.
Art therapy.
Music > Psychological aspects.
Music > Physiological aspects.

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