Any fan of music, and we are legion, knows how music can impact us in a myriad of ways from mood to outlook and even physically. There is science going on showing how music and medicine are working together. There’s an event coming up on May 3rd that may interest you and it’s free to attend.
Join us for a special performance
Sounds of Science: Music, Technology, Medicine
A showcase of musical and scientific breakthroughs at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music
Tuesday May 3, 2016
MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen’s Park, Toronto
Pre-Event Musical Science Fair in the foyer: 4:30 p.m.
Performance: 5:30 p.m.
Brought to you by the Faculty of Music and Science & Engineering Engagement
Here’s the press release on the event:
Explore the music in medicine: Sounds of Science: Music, Technology, Medicine live at U of T
Toronto, April 6, 2016 – For the very first time a live audience will witness how music helps heal certain medical conditions. On Tuesday, May 3, the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto will host Sounds of Science: Music, Technology, Medicine from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the University’s MacMillan Theatre.
The performance will showcase the science behind the music with the latest discoveries in music medicine, technology, therapy, and clinical applications. Audiences will discover the musculoskeletal structure of a violinist as she performs, the vocal cords of an opera singer as she sings, and the healing power of music.
Professor Lee Bartel will show how musical vibrations can help return damaged brains to normal function.
“Our research shows that the rhythmic part of music stimulates the brain in ways that contribute to powerful healing results,” explains Bartel. “Through music we have seen improvements in Alzheimer’s and in Fibromyalgia where patients have decreased pain in as early as three weeks.”
Sounds of Science: Music, Technology, Medicine happens live Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the University of Toronto’s MacMillan Theatre (80 Queens Park). Times are 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm (Explore science fair demonstrations in lobby); 5:30 pm – 7 pm (main stage performance). Tickets are free and the public can register online.
If you are interested you can register here.