Music Therapy


Guests:

Connie Tomaino
* Director and Vice President for Music Therapy Services, Institute for Music and Neurologic Function
* Beth Abraham Health Services
* Bronx, New York

Maria Logis
* Management Consultant
* Con Edison
* Improvisational artist, singer, and song-writer
* New York, New York

William Benzon
* Cognitive scientist
* Author, Beethoven's Anvil: Music in Mind and Culture (Basic Books, 2001)
* Jersey City, New Jersey

Dr. Oliver Sacks
* Clinical Professor of Neurology
* Albert Einstein College of Medicine
* Scientific Advisor, Institute for Music and Neurologic Function
* Beth Abraham Health Services
* Author, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (Touchstone Books, 1998), Awakenings (Vintage, 1999), and Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood (Knopf, 2001)
* New York, New York

Music therapy programs are popping up in hospitals and treatment centers around the country. But what do we actually know about the health benefits of music or how music is processed by our brains? In this hour, we'll talk with patients, doctors, and scientists about the research and practice of music therapy.

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