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Session Details

M. Mismatch Negativity, PRP, DCR & Music: Clinical Applications of Advanced Concepts in Neuroscience
(Event: 2020 AMTA Conference)

Nov 21, 2020 12:00 pm - Nov 21, 2020 4:00 pm
Session Type: Additional Course
Track: .


The NIH has announced a new initiative to establish a relationship between music therapy and neuroscience. Get a working knowledge of neuroscience terminology, research techniques and advanced concepts that help understand and explain music therapy goals, interventions and outcomes. Apply such terms as pre-attentive response potential, mismatch negativity, and similar neuroscience findings to your own experiences.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will identify both global and specific brain responses to musical stimuli (III A 2 gg).
  2. Participants will define terminology associated with current neuroscience research topics and findings (III A. 4 i).
  3. Participants will describe the application of specific neuroscience concepts to clinical music therapy practice (III A 3 f).
  4. Participants will identify the brain structures that provide humans with emotional, cognitive and communication capabilities (III A 3 b,c,f).


  • 5  minutes  -  Course Overview and Procedures
  • 20 minutes  -  Review of Neuroscience Components of Music Therapy
  • 40 minutes  -  Review of Human Brain Topography, Terminology, Measurement Techniques
  • 10 minutes  -  Break
  • 50 minutes  -  Presentation and Definition of Advanced Neuroscience Concepts
  • 50 minutes  -  Applications of Neuroscience Findings to Music Therapy Research and Clinical Practice
  • 10 minutes  -  Break
  • 40 minutes  -  Workshop: Discussion of Applications to Participant and Presenter Music Therapy Case Examples
  • 15 minutes  -  Participants complete course evaluation



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