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Music listening enhances cognitive recovery and mood after middle cerebral artery stroke

Music listening enhances cognitive recovery and mood after middle cerebral artery stroke. Brain (2008), Vol 131, Issue 3, Pp. 866-876. Authors: Teppo Särkämö, Mari Tervaniemi and Mikko Mikkonen, Cognitive Brain Research Unit, Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, and Helsinki Brain Research Centre, Helsinki. Sari Laitinen, Anita Forsblom, and Jaakko Erkkilä, Department of Music, University […]

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Music (culture) and well-being – interdisciplinary research and innovation project (Music studies & Ethnomusicology) – University of Tampere

Music (culture) and well-being – interdisciplinary research and innovation project (music studies and ethnomusicology) – University of Tampere. Professor Tarja Rautiainen-Keskustalo is a music scholar who brings together perspectives from popular music studies, ethnomusicology and cultural studies. She is especially interested in the construction of musical meanings in different historical and social contexts. She has […]

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Culture, health and health care – Department of Nursing Science – University of Eastern Finland

Culture, health and health care – Department of Nursing Science – University of Eastern Finland The relationship between health and culture in different contexts has been focus in several studies. Research has been conducted and lead by professor, emerita Pirkko Meriläinen and docent Merja Nikkonen. Several doctoral and Master’s thesis and scientific articles have been […]

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University of Lapland: FEENIKS – Art and culture in the mental and material reconstruction process following the Lapland War

University of Lapland: FEENIKS – Art and culture in the mental and material reconstruction process following the Lapland War. Feeniks is a multidisciplinary programme funded by the Academy of Finland. The expression ”Winter and Continuation War” [1939–40 and 1941–44], established in the Finnish historical discourse, have erased the term Lapland War [1944–45] from the national […]

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Lapin Yliopisto: Arktinen kulttuuri, hyvinvointi, matkailu ja muotoilu

Lapin Yliopisto: Arktinen kulttuuri, hyvinvointi, matkailu ja muotoilu. University of Lapland: Arctic culture, well-being, tourism and design. Research topics of this theme area can include northern art and environmental culture, temporal rhythm, arctic well-being, survival and supporting processes of everyday life, hospitality, mobility, social cohesion and community art. These are studied as cultural, economic, political […]

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Tuning the Brain for Music

Tuning the Brain for Music This project is an international collaboration project investigating the processing of music in the brain. Among the partners are: Cognitive Brain Research Unit, Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki Department of Music, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland Music Acoustics Group, TMH Department of Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH, Sweden See […]

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MUCH – Nordic Network for Research on Music, Culture and Health

MUCH – Nordic Network for Research on Music, Culture and Health. MUCH er et forskningsnettverk initiert av Norges musikkhøgskole med økonomisk støtte fra NordForsk. Se alle nesten 100 nordiske forskere i nettverket MUCH Formålet med nettverket er å samle forskere fra alle nordiske land for å samarbeide om forskning og utveksling av kunnskap innen feltet […]

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Nordic Journal of Music Therapy

Nordic Journal of Music Therapy The mission of the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy is to serve the international community of music therapy by being an avenue for publication of scholarly articles, texts on practice, theory and research, dialogues and discussions, reviews and critique. Example of a book review: Musik & demens – Nordic Journal […]

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Therapeutic Recreation in Finland

Therapeutic Recreation in Finland. This article will introduce therapeutic recreation (TR) in Finland. After introducing the country briefly, the history of TR and the history of TR education in Finland is introduced. Using different crafts as TR facilitation method have had and still have an important role in TR and TR education. A brief introduction […]

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Images of Loneliness: Using Art as an Educational Method in Professional Training

Images of Loneliness: Using Art as an Educational Method in Professional Training. This peer reviwed article states that viewing art and discussing perceptions of loneliness or suffering was an effective method to help healthcare professionals develop empathy in the elderly care. By Lisbeth Blomqvist, Kaisu Pitkala, Pirkko Routasalo, The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, […]

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School-based drama interventions in health promotion for children and adolescents: systematic review

School-based drama interventions in health promotion for children and adolescents: systematic review . The paper is a report of a review of the literature on the effects of school-based drama interventions in health promotion for school-aged children and adolescents. A search was carried out using 10 databases and hand searching for the period January 1990 […]

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A comparison of medical students’ perceptions of three experiential methods

A comparison of medical students’ perceptions of three experiential methods. This study aims to compare Finnish medical students’ perceptions of the suitability of three experiential methods in learning interpersonal communication competence (ICC). The three methods it seeks to explore are: theatre in education; simulated patient interview with amateur actors; and role-play with peers. The methods […]

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Senioriteatteri – taidetta vai dementiantorjuntaa?

Senioriteatteri – taidetta vai dementiantorjuntaa? Teatteri on paikka, jossa on lupa unohtaa ikä, vaivat ja murheet ja elää hetken muunlaista identiteettiä kuin vanhuksen. Leonie Hohenthal-Antinin senioriteatteria koskeva väitöskirja on Suomessa ensimmäinen – maailmassa tiettävästi toinen – teatteritutkimus, jossa iän ja näyttelemisen suhdetta eritellään poikkitieteellisesti. Tähän asti teatteritutkimus ei ole ollut kiinnostunut iästä ja ikätutkimus teatterintekemisestä: […]

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Läkartidningen – Musik förbättrar återhämtningen efter stroke

Läkartidningen – Musik förbättrar återhämtningen efter stroke. En finländsk studie presenterad i tidskriften Brain visar att musiklyssnande kan ha gynnsamma effekter när det gäller återhämtning efter stroke. Studien omfattar 54 patienter som samtliga drabbats av en stroke i arteria cerebri media på höger eller vänster sida. Majoriteten av patienterna drabbades av motoriska och kognitiva restsymtom […]

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Kultur förlänger livslängden – folkhalsan.fi

Kultur förlänger livslängden – folkhalsan.fi. Denna artikel sammanfattar ett föredrag av professor Töres Theorell. Undersökningar visar att en kulturell aktivitet i veckan förlänger livslängden. Det är ingen större skillnad vilken sorts kultur, om man fungerar som åhörare eller deltar själv. En undersökning, om än omdiskuterad, visar att kulturen även fungerar som skydd mot cancer. Kulturen […]

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Kultur, Media och Synlighet – Nordens Välfärdscenter

Kultur, Media och Synlighet – Nordens Välfärdscenter. Denna skrift är ett av resultaten av ett nordiskt projekt vars syfte var att sprida nordiska exempel på hur personer med funktionsnedsättning kunna få bättre tillgång till kultur och medier. Man kan även ta del av hur detta har påverkat dem. I häftet finns bland annat presentation av forskning, goda exempel, samt […]

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Nordisk konferens om kultur och hälsa : Kultur för livet 2011

Nordisk konferens om kultur och hälsa : Kultur för livet 2011 Kultur för livet 2011 är en nordisk konferens om kultur, hälsa och livskvalitet – forskning, praxis och dialog som hålls i Malmö 6-7 oktober 2011. Konferensens syfte är att förmedla kunskap och inbjuda till dialog om forskning och praxis inom området kultur, hälsa och […]

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