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Biomedical Foundations of Music as Therapy, 2nd Edition



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Biomedical Foundations of Music as Therapy
2nd edition
By Dale B. Taylor
265 pages

A new edition covering years of investigations on music therapy and the brain. Contains dozens of full color illustrations, a new chapter describing the research basis for the new hypothesis on cognition, a Foreword by a Mayo Clinic College of Medicine neurologist, over twice as many pages as edition one due to volumes of new research, and numerous references to real applications of biomedical theory by practicing music therapists and educators. Presents a unifying theoretical basis for observed therapeutic effects of music by laying a scientific foundation for the thesis that the brain is the target organ for sensory input and the mediator of neural impulses that result in physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Describes the role of music therapy to enhance human capabilities in treating behavior disorders, eating disorders, schizophrenia, developmental disorders, pain management, anxiety reduction, critical care, burn units, oncology, obstetrics, pediatrics, surgery, coronary care, traumatic brain injury, immune functions, cognitive disabilities, and severe depression.


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Chapter I  Prologue: Perspectives on Music as Therapy

     Historical Perspectives

     Facing the Question: What is Music Therapy?

     Various Theoretical Approaches and Biomedical Theory

     Biomedical Music Therapy Theory: An Overview

Chapter II The Human Brain

     Brain Functioning

     Developmental Audiation and Music

     Development of Musical Behaviors

Chapter III  Musical Influences on Cortical Processing

     Hemispheric Processing of Musical Behavior

     Cortical Arousal and Music

     Music and Disabilities Due to Brain Impairment

     Biochemical Respondents

Chapter IV   Musical Influences on Cognition

     Reception, Perception, and Cognition

     The Brain, Cognition, and Music

     Disorders Involving Cognitive Impairment

    Music Therapy with Psychotic Disorders

     Music Therapy with Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dimentias

     Traumatic Brain Injury and Music Therapy

Chapter V  The Biomedical Theory of Music Therapy and Pain

     Pain Perception and Musical Influence

     Analgesic Music in Surgery

     Music for Pain Management in Childbirth

     Pain Management with Burn Patients

     Pain Control in Selected General Hospital Units

Chapter VI  Musical Effects on Cranial Centers for Emotion

     Emotional Responses to Music

     Neuropsychology of Emotion and Music

     Brain Reinforcement and Musical Stimuli

     Emotional Cognition and Musical Influences

     Mood Disorders

     Music Therapy for Reversal of Suicidal Behavior

     Music Therapy for Eating Disorders

     Crt Applications

     Crt for Bulimia Nervosa

     Biomedical Influences of Music on Behavior Disorders

     Controlling Emotions with Music in Physical Medicine

Chapter VII  Music For Recovery of Physical and Communication Skills

     Cortical Control of Movement During Musical Activity

     Music in Physical Rehabilitation

     Music Therapy for Language Disorders

     Sensory Disorders: Enhancing Communication Skills with Music

     Music Medicine: Treatment for Injured Musicians

Chapter VIII  Musical Influences on Anxiety and Stress Physiology

     Anxiety Disorders and Brain Functioning

     Physiology of Anxiety and Stress

     Immune System Biology and Musical Influences

     Managing Axiety and Stress in Infants and Children

     Anxiolytic Music in Medical and Dental Procedures

Chapter IX  Conclusion: Rediscovering Music Therapy

     Practical Implications of the Biomedical Theory of Music






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West Music Store
Cutting edge research supporting where music therapy should go--brain based interventions to remedy a multitude of serious illnesses.
Eugene B on May 8, 2013
I have a book written by the same author. That is a very interesting book, so I would like to purchase this version, too.
Tsugiko K on Jan 26, 2012
to keep up with the profession and some of the new medically based research.
to use as a reference book when presenting to other professionals
Joy A. I on Jul 25, 2012
Instructor needs it for class
Peggy S on Sep 2, 2011
Is there an audio version of this book? Looking to listen to in the car! Thanks, Jamie
A shopper on Apr 26, 2016
Best Answer: We do not carry audio books at this time.
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When was this book published?
A shopper on Mar 7, 2014
Best Answer: 2nd Edition was published November 2010.
Reply · Report · Dale T on Jun 23, 2015
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What do you find the most interesting about biomedical music therapy?
A shopper on Mar 30, 2013
Best Answer: The Biomedical Theory of Music Therapy is the first universally applicable system for explaining why music has therapeutic affects on people.
Reply · Report · Dale T on Jun 23, 2015
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