What is Neurologic Music Therapy?
Neurologic music therapy is defined as the therapeutic application of music to cognitive, sensory, and motor function due to neurologic disease of the human nervous system. Neurologic music therapy is research based. Its treatment techniques are based on the scientific knowledge in music perception and production and the effects thereof on nonmusical brain and behavior functions. Populations served by neurologic music therapists include, but are not limited to: Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Parkinson's and Huntington's Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Alzheimer's Disease, Autism, and other neurological diseases affecting cognition, movement, and communication such as Multiple Sclerosis and Muscular Dystrophy.
-Center for Biological Research in Music
Colorado State University