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What is MMH?

Music affects us in ways that are more direct and substantial than just about any other stimuli. But how, and why is music so meaningful? Furthermore, can the unique status of music be leveraged for the betterment of our health?…
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Music and Autism Disease

What we are finding is, first, this test is really hard. At about four and five locations people start to lose it. Second, we are finding that musicians and non-musicians are performing similarly, despite their different experiences with musical memory…
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Machover, Boulanger, and Ellsey @ TED2008

Tod Machover and Adam Boulanger were invited to TED 2008 to introduce their work in the session entitled, How do we Create. They were in good company, as Dan Ellsey gave a moving performance of his piece, “My Eagle Song.”…
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Cog Assessment, Music, & Alzheimer’s Disease

Currently, it is difficult to assess individuals for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) based on the infrequency of assessments, confounding alternative diagnoses (such as depression and alternative memory function deficits), a lack of sophistication in the current…
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Enabling Musical Expression

In the spring of 2005, we brought the Hyperscore composition software to Tewksbury Hopsital, a long-term chronic care facility where residents have illnesses as diverse as schizophrenia, cerebral palsy, bipolar disorder, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and other diseases.…
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