Suzanne Hanser: Tuneful Treatments

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Friday / October 2, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Museum of Science, Boston
1 Science Park
United States
Music not only energizes and calms us; research shows that it has powerful healing properties. Music can ease pain, lower blood pressure, and relieve anxiety and depression. It can even alleviate the symptoms of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, mitigate the side effects of cancer, and help women in childbirth.
Join Music Therapy department chair Suzanne Hanser for a fascinating discussion, punctuated with musical examples, of how the neurobiological foundations of music are leading to new treatments for a variety of health problems.
Seating is limited. Seating passes are available to the general public in the Museum of Science lobby beginning at 5:45 p.m. on the evening of the program. First come, first served. Museum members may reserve a limited number of seating passes in advance. For member reservations, call between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday the week of the program only: 617 589-3169.