Music that works

Contributions of biology, neurophysiology, psychology, sociology, medicine and musicology

  • Roland Haas
  • Vera Brandes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Roland Haas
    Pages 1-10
  3. Gerold Baier, Thomas Hermann
    Pages 11-23
  4. Cheryl Dileo, Joke Bradt
    Pages 105-108
  5. Petr Janata
    Pages 131-141
  6. Juan G. Roederer
    Pages 195-210
  7. Richard von Georgi, Miriam Göbel, Stefan Gebhardt
    Pages 301-319

About this book


Many different disciplines are analyzing the impact of music today. How and why this ancient cultural asset molds, empowers and makes use of us can only become apparent in a synopsis and exchange involving scientific research. With this perspective as its foundation, the conference "Mozart and Science" extended invitations to the first interdisciplinary and international dialogue between the social and physical sciences about the effects of music. This book is based on the results of that congress. It contains contributions penned by leading scientists from around the world belonging to diverse music science disciplines and in particular covers psycho-physiological, neuro-developmental and cognitive aspects associated with the experience of music. Additional essays provide insights into research conducted about how music is applied in therapy and medicine.


Emotion autism behavior clinical application effect evolution intervention music therapy neurology neurophysiology physiology psychology rehabilitation therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Roland Haas
    • 1
  • Vera Brandes
    • 2
  1. 1.International Music and Art Research Association Austria (I.M.A.R.A.A.)ViennaAustria
  2. 2.Music Medicine Research ProgramParacelsus Medical UniversitySalzburgAustria

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