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Invitation to Märith Bergström-Isacsson’s PhD-defence: Music and Vibroacoustic Stimulation in People with Rett Syndrome – A Neurophysiological Study

Time

04.11.2011 kl. 13.30 - 16.30

Description

Music and Vibroacoustic Stimulation in People with Rett Syndrome – A Neurophysiological Study

Märith Bergström-Isacsson

Rett syndrome (RTT) is a neurodevelopmental disorder which affects basic body functions including the central control of the autonomic nervous system in the brainstem. Music is used by parents and carers in different situations, e.g. to calm down, to activate, to motivate and in communication. The aim of the study was to examine what effect musical stimuli had on the control functions of the autonomic nervous system, and on cortical emotional reactions, in participants with RTT.

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Supervisors:

Professor Tony Wigram,
Professor Christian Gold and Associate Professor Ulla Holck
Co-supervisor: Docent Bengt Lagerkvist MD
Consultant: Peter O.O. Julu MD PhD
 

Examining Committee:

Professor Hanne Mette Ridder, Aalborg University (chair)
Associate Professor Cochavit Elefant, Haifa University, Israel
Professor  Cheryl Dileo, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

The defence will be followed by a reception hosted by Department of Communication and Psychology
Everybody is welcome to the defence.

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