Alive Inside is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short. This stirring documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.
Google Science Fair: Listening to Music through Vibration
At the age of 14, Jonah Kohn has made great progress in helping the hearing impaired experience music. Through his passion for music, Jonah realized that by utilizing tactile sound, he could invent a device that transmits sound directly into the human body by contact, instead of by sound waves. Specifically, his invention converts sound into vibrations that are applied to different body parts. Jonah was the winner of the 13-14 age group in the 2012 Google Science for his project.
My study music! This concert is amazing!!
Best performance of the night! It helps that I love this song and Sam Smith (original singer), but Josh did an amazing job!
New studies have been emerging highlighting the benefits of music for many diseases, etc. Who knows, maybe “healing music” will become a major market in the next 10 years. Could music therapy become a growth industry? Very interesting and exciting stuff…
Awesome!! This definitely my dream, to do research like Dr. Limb! Also as a huge fan of TED talks, this is his talk “Your Brain on Improv”: http://www.ted.com/talks/charles_limb_your_brain_on_improv
Countdown to Summer 2014! RIC externship and Camp Neuro!
As I’m struggling to study for my final this Friday, I can’t help but be super excited for my summer! My med school gives us 10 weeks between 1st and 2nd year of med school, and so far my summer is jam packed with awesome plans!
First, I’m helping plan for a Camp Neuro, a 1 week academic camp for high school students. I will probably teach a class or workshop on The Musical Brain and/or Neurorehabilitation!
Also, I’m participating in an 8 week program at Northwestern/Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago that combines clinical work and research! SO EXCITED!! Especially since the Rehabilitation Institute Chicago has been the #1 Rehabilitation Hospital for the last 20+ years! I’m hoping I’ll get to rotate in pediatric rehabilitation and neurorehabilitation.
Finally, I was selected to do a weekend course in Neurosurgery 101 at Saint Louis University.
So, a neuro-filled summer! Of course, I’m taking a week for vacation, and going to two weddings, so I have some “fun” things planned. But to me, everything neuro is fun.
But I’m actually looking forward to my final this Friday, because that means I start my last block of my 1st year of medical school…you guessed it: Neuro!