The Music in Human and Social Development Research Group (previously the IMHSD*) brings together researchers, theorists and practitioners from across multiple disciplines including music, psychology, sociology, medicine, informatics, physics, education, linguistics and neuroscience to explore the complex and powerful role of music in human experience. The group's research has recently been featured in an article in the Economist (see link below)
Currently directed by Dr Katie Overy and based in the Reid School of Music, our aim is to further the scientific understanding and practical application of music as a therapeutic, educational, artistic and social tool.
More information about the Music in Human and Social Development Research Group
The Economist: Playing an instrument is linked to better cognition
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