Leveraging Music Cognition for Health and Well-Being

Keynote
30 August 2017
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In this talk, Dr. Agres will present some of her recent research in the field of music cognition, as well as her current work to develop music technology for healthcare and well-being. She will focus on the cognitive mechanisms that underlie successful learning and memory, and discuss how variations in musical structure can influence both memory performance and emotional responses. 


Extending the discussion to clinical settings, she will provide a brief overview of music therapy interventions, reviewing how music can be an effective tool for improving various patient outcomes, such as memory in Alzheimer’s patients, the recovery of speech after stroke, and motor coordination in those with Parkinson’s disease. Building on this body.