Basic Anatomy and Physiology for the Music Therapist
Release Date:21 Jun 2015

Basic Anatomy and Physiology for the Music Therapist

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Providing need-to-know information about the human body for music therapists, this book covers the elements of anatomy and physiology that are of particular relevance to clinical practice.

Addressing both the structure and function of the human body, the material is presented with the music therapist in mind. Particular attention is paid to the role of music in affecting responses from the organ systems, including the senses, the endocrine glands, the immune system, the musculo-skeletal system, the nervous systems and the vestibular system. Dr Schneck also uses accessible musical metaphors to explain complex biological information.

Emphasising the symbiotic relationship between music and the body, this book reveals how an understanding of this relationship can help music therapists to practice more effectively, and will be of interest to students and practitioners alike.

Dr Daniel J. Schneck is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering Society. He has published widely, including 24 books, and is a National Book Award nominated author. He is an international consultant on basic physiological function and the role of music in human adaptation. He is also an accomplished violinist and continues to perform professionally. He is based in Virginia, USA.
Preface. Introduction. Part I. What is this thing called "me"? 1. Brief Overview of the Entire Human Body. 2. The Living Engine/Instrument. 3. The Mobile Engine/Instrument. 4. The Digital, Living Engine/Instrument. 5. The Sentient Living Engine/Musical Instrument. 6. The Responsive... But... Stationary Living Engine. 7. The Controlled, Living Engine/Instrument. Part II. How does "me" work? 8. The Motivated Living Engine/Instrument. 9. The Anthropocentric Living Engine/Instrument. 10. The Human Information Technology (IT) System for Handling/Processing and Managing Data and Information. 11. The Body in Time. 12. On Physiologic Optimization Schemes... Among Them... Adaptation Mechanisms. 13. On Anatomical Design Criteria... Among Them... Self-Similarity. 14. Recapitulation, Summary, and Music Therapy. References. Suggested Further Reading. Index.
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