PhD about music’s modulating ability

A new PhD thesis, which is being defended at the Center for Music in the Brain (MIC) on June 24, gives an increased understanding of the neural bases for enjoyment through music and for the music’s modulating ability by young people and adults.

With her studies psychologist and opera singer Maria Celeste Fasano shows that listening to music involves the reward network of young teenagers. Also I shows that’s having engaged music education for 8-10 year old children has a positive effect in relation to increased inhibitory control and reduced hyperactivity. The results suggest that musical enjoyment can be used as a facilitator of behavioral and neural changes in clinical and academic contexts. Read more.

MIC is an interdisciplinary research center with the participation of the Academy. The center is led by research professor at the Academy, Peter Vuust.

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