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Music and Wellness: Benefits of Engaging with Music and Promotion of Positive Mental Health

11:00am - August 9, 2021 thru 12:00pm - August 9, 2021 | Timezone: US/Eastern
New England MHTTC
Registration Deadline: August 9, 2021
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The therapeutic benefits of music have been acknowledged historically across cultures. Neuroscientific studies on understanding neural correlates of music have added scientific evidence and a deeper understanding of the myriad ways in which music impacts our behavior- neurocognitively, psychosocial, and spiritually. In this lecture, I will dwell deeper into the scientific aspect of how engaging in music both actively and passively impacts our overall health and how music can play an important role in enhancing our positive mental health.

Dr. Shantala Hegde, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Consultant at the Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Clinical Psychology and Consultant to the Department of Neurorehabilitation, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru. She is the Intermediate Fellow of the prestigious Wellcome Trust UK-DBT India Alliance and is a mentee to Dr. Gottfried Schlaug, former Associate Professor of Neurology and Director, Music, Neuroimaging, and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory Chief, Division of Stroke Recovery and Neuro Rehabilitation Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.