Feeling the Beat: Syncing Up with Music

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

In this webinar, our guests were Dr. Michael Thaut and Dr. Jessica Grahn. Dr. Thaut is a Professor of Music and Rehabilitation Science and Neuroscience at the University of Toronto, and is an international research leader in the applications of auditory neuroscience to neurological rehabilitation. He and his team developed the clinical system of Neurological Music Therapy, which is applied worldwide in neurorehabilitation. Dr. Grahn is an Associate Professor in the Brain and Mind Institute and the Department of Psychology at Western University. She is an emerging leader in the field, and studies how movement and rhythm may be connected in the brain, as well as how rhythm and music may be processed in the brains of those who have dysfunction in the brain areas that control movement (such as Parkinson's Disease).