Music and autism
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Eine Veranstaltung von: Wissenschaft und Kunst - Zusammenarbeit mit der Univ. Salzburg
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Die Salzburger Vortragsreihe „MUSIK & MEDIZIN“ präsentiert wissenschaftliche und künstlerische Beiträge führender internationaler Expertinnen und Experten verschiedener Disziplinen, um die Wechselwirkungen und Mechanismen zwischen Erfahrung, Verarbeitung und psychophysiologischen Auswirkungen von Musik auf den Menschen zu untersuchen und gleichzeitig zu verstehen, wie Musik Gesundheit und Wohlbefinden fördern kann.

Music has been described as the language of emotions; as a social art; and as highly rewarding. Autism is characterised by difficulties in social interaction and communication, and many autistic individuals have a strong relationship with music. Therefore, efforts have been made to use music-based interaction and communication to help them achieve various non-musical goals. A growing body of research has documented the effects of music therapy. Beneficial effects of music therapy for autism on social interaction were documented early. More recently, a changing view of autism as a personality trait rather than a disorder has highlighted the importance of mental health outcomes and social participation. Considerable heterogeneity in outcomes may be due to participants or interventions. Music therapy can mean many types of activities, settings, and goals. We need to understand better what type of musicking (from listening to different kinds of active music-making), conducted by whom in what setting, is most helpful for what patients and goals. Biomarkers such as functional brain connectivity may help with that.

Christian Gold is a Research Professor at NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS, Bergen, Norway; Adjunct Professor at the University of Bergen; and Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Vienna, Austria. He also serves as an Editor of the Cochrane Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems Group. He holds a music therapy degree from Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts, a PhD in music therapy from Aalborg University, Denmark, and a postgraduate degree in biostatistics from The Institute for Statistics Education, Arlington, VA, USA. Prof. Gold has conducted numerous randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of music interventions and other complex psychosocial interventions to promote mental health. He has been a pioneer of large multinational RCTs in the field. He has also helped to improve the quality of research in the field through systematic reviews of RCTs. Recently, he has focused on including brain imaging and related neuroscience methods in RCTs to improve understanding of intervention mechanisms and processes.
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Eine Veranstaltung des Programmbereichs (Inter)Mediation. Musik–Vermittlung–Kontext, Kooperationsschwerpunkt Wissenschaft & Kunst