This course is designed to further the working Neurologic Music Therapist’s understanding of the scientific foundation of Neurologic Music Therapy. Students will learn about sensorimotor, cognitive, and communication research that supports the use of music in therapy. Students will learn how to use the Rational-Scientific Mediating Model to support the use of music in therapy and to guide future clinical research.
This course can be applied towards:
MU 544 (Advanced Techniques-Neurologic Music Therapy).
Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Rhythm, Music, and the Brain, 1st Ed. (2007)
- Music, Language and the Brain (2008)
Patel, Aniruddh D.
Michael H. Thaut is a professor of music and a professor of neuroscience and serves as the administrative director of the School of Arts. He has also directed the
Center for Biomedical Research in Music for 10 years. Dr. Thaut's internationally recognized research focuses on brain function in music, especially time information processing in the brain related to rhythmicity and biomedical applications of music to neurologic rehabilitation of cognitive and motor function. He received the National Research Award in 1993 and the National Service Award in 2001 from the American Music Therapy Association. He has over 120 scientific publications and has authored and coauthored 3 books. His works have appeared in German, Japanese, Korean, Italian, and Spanish languages. Popular TV media and numerous print media have featured his research nationally and internationally.
Learn more at: http://www.colostate.edu/Dept/cbrm/