Program

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Friday October 09th, 2015
18:00 - 19:30    Einstein Auditorium - Niv. 0

The effects of Music ont the brain (Public Session)

Chairs: Emmanuel BIGAND, Simone DALLA BELLA, Isabelle LAFFONT

Public Session: The effects of Music ont the brain
(With the Rolling String Quartet)

17h45 – 18h: Musical Intermezzo (presentation of the Rolling String Quartet).

18h – 19h30: Public session hosted by Pr. Simone DALLA BELLA et Pr. Isabelle LAFFONT.

- Musicians: The quatuor Rolling String Quartet, who will introduce the three thematic sessions.
- Scientifics and Medical Doctors:
Dr Teppo SÄRKÄMÖ
Pr Séverine SAMSON
Pr Hervé PLATEL
Pr Jacques LUAUTE
Dr Barbara TILLMANN
Pr Eckart ALTENMÜLLER
Pr Alice NIEUWBOER
Pr Emmanuel BIGAND
Dr Daniele SCHÖN
Pr Pierre-Alain JOSEPH

The debate with the audience will be organized around the effects of Music on the brain, its links with cognition and motor skills. We will discuss the beneficial effects of Music on humans applied to rehabilitation after neurological diseases (for example, memory in Alzheimer's disease or walking in Parkinson's disease), or in the context of developmental disorders (for example in the dyslexic child).

The session will be divided in three main topics :

1) Music helping memory (15 minutes)

2) Music helping langage disorders (15 minutes)

3) Music helping in walking and movement disorders (15 minutes)

Each theme will be introduced by a short musical sample (5-8 min) by Rolling String Quartet, presented by Pr. Emmanuel Bigand, in relation to the topic discussed. A list of questions will be projected on a large screen in each section to accompany the public's questions. Debates will be coordinated and led by Pr. Simone DALLA BELLA and Pr. Isabelle Laffont.