Wanted to introduce you to a new blog that I am very excited to be doing with Don Campbell author of The Mozart Effect®.
SoundSwell™ is a blog about the rising musical tide around us: the negative effects of noise and the positive effects of organized rhythmic sounds and melodies that improve and sometimes heal us. This is a part of our HATSS™ project that is surveying the hundreds of studies that have been made in the past few years for the purpose of helping teachers, students, parents and healthcare workers improve their lives with music.
Published December 11, 2008
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LONDON, England (CNN) — Use your brain or lose it
That’s the concern that’s fueling a worldwide boom in brain fitness that shows few signs of slowing.
This is a great article discussing the dizzying pace in the growth of brain training games with worldwide revenue at $850 million last year. Very happy to see that our site www.brainbuilder.com is mentioned!
Read the full article http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/12/11/brain.training/
Interested in trying BrainBuilder? Please visit http://www.abtmedia.com/products_bb.asp
Exploring Porges’ Theory of Social Engagement: Using a music stimulation program for an 8 year old boy with autism
This research poster was presented November 16-19 at the Mozart & Science 2008 – 2nd International Congress for the Interdisciplinary Research on the Effects and the Experience of Music at the Palais Niedrosterreich in Vienna, Austria.
This case study compares the elements, protocols, and reported outcomes of an enhanced music stimulation program and the listening project created by Porges to test his theory of social engagement on autistic individuals who are known to have difficulties in this area.
Read more http://www.thelisteningprogram.com/PDF/News/ABT_Porges.pdf
To learn more about The Listening Program® method of music-based auditory stimulation used in this research please visit www.thelisteningprogram.com.
Autism Twitter Day – Tuesday, Dec 16th pacific standard time – 9AM, 12:30 PM and 8 PM. Prizes will be given out and a panel will be available with information and to answer questions.
This is open to twitter members, specifically those who are members of the autism community, whether it be a parent, sibling or relative. If you are on the spectrum you are welcome to take part. Most of the prizes are geared to children and young adults with autism or asperger syndrome.
The hashtag to be used for autism twitter day is #ASD. This means when you post a tweet that day which is on the topic of autism – positive autism awareness, please use the hashtag, either in front or at end of the tweet. Open up a window at www.summize.com and input #ASD to follow along with the conversation at the specified times. Most likely they will run longer than one hour. Stay tuned here and to my blog for prize and panel info. http://autismfamiily.blogspot.com
Members of our staff and community of Advanced Brain Technologies will be participating in this event and contributing to the panel, including myself. I really encourage twitter members to get involved and raise positive autism awareness.
Learn More http://autismfamily.tumblr.com/
MONDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism spectrum disorder process sounds a fraction of a second slower than other children, an abnormality that offers insight into listening and language issues linked to the condition, a new study says.
Researchers used magnetoencephalography (MEG), which records minute magnetic fields associated with electrical brain activity, to detect the slight delay in autistic children who were exposed to beeps, tones in pairs, vowels and sentences at different speeds, tones and frequencies.
I have yet to review the reseach paper but on the surface this study lends additional support to the use of our The Listening Program® method www.thelisteningprogram.com as a program that can benefit kids on the autism spectrum.
Read the full article http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/01/AR2008120100927.html