Open lecture on May 7, 10am at Think Corner: From Womb to Adulthood, does music matter?

In this lecture, we will explore the influence of music based therapies and interventions from the neonatal intensive care unit up through childhood in light of music education to young adulthood. Music touches us quite literally and provides us with and elegant insight into brain development, epigenetics and transfer to learning and experiencing the world around us. How does the brain process, perceive and produce music and how can this be used in clinical settings NICU and what are the benefits from music education on cognitive development?

Welcome to Think Corner (2nd floor, Think lounge) on May 7, 2019 at 10:00! The lecture is also viewable online through the link:

Artur C. Jaschke has obtained his Bachelor degree in Music (Contrabass and Drums) at Dartington College of Arts (United Kingdom) and the University of Otago (New Zealand). During this period he already developed a strong interest in music cognition and the neurology of music, which led him to complete his Master’s degree at the Universiteit van Amsterdam (The Netherlands), in Musicology and Music Cognition (thesis title: Controlled Freedom: Cognitive Economy versus Hierarchical Organisation in jazz improvisation).

Currently he is researcher clinical Neuromusicology at the VU University Amsterdam (The Netherlands) in the department of Clinical Neuropsychology, specialising in the interrelation of music, executive functions and brain maturation in clinical and non clinical populations as well as visiting researcher cognitive neuroscience of music at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the University Medical Center Groningen. Additionally, he is Professor (Lector) music-based therapies and interventions at the department of Music Therapy at ArtEZ University of the Arts in Enschede the Netherlands.