The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced that it will award $20 million over 5 years to the Sound Health Initiative, which was created to explore the impact music has on various aspects of health.
The Sound Health Initiative was started in 2017 as a joint project between the NIH, the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, and the National Symphony Orchestra. The four general aims of Sound Health Initiative are to
- Expand current knowledge and understanding of how listening, performing, or creating music involves intricate circuitry in the brain that could be harnessed for health and wellness applications in daily life.
- Explore ways to enhance the potential for music as therapy for neurological disorders.
- Identify future opportunities for research.
- Create public awareness about how the brain functions and interacts with music.
For more information on current projects check out the links below.
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