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Clinical Research

University Hospitals Researchers Explore Connection Between Music, Science and Medicine

Researchers from University Hospitals Neurological Institute’s Music & Medicine Center work together with experts from University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to cover the entire spectrum of music and medicine — from perception of music, speech and voice, to memory and motor performance. This includes studying:

  • The neurological mechanisms of production and perception of music
  • The effects of music on neurological development and disease healing
  • The “Mozart Effect,” which describes music’s potential to enhance intelligence and development in young children
  • The relationship between music, memory and learning
  • Nurture vs. nature (education vs. talent)
  • How music can affect an individual’s emotions and mood
  • Brain processing and music perception

Challenging Research Involving Many Specialties

Research at the Music & Medicine Center involves multiple departments and divisions across UH Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, including:

  • Anthropology
  • Bioengineering
  • Cognitive science
  • Critical care
  • Music
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuroimaging
  • Orthopaedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Pulmonology
  • Sociology