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IAMM With You: In Conversation With Andrés Ojeda and Miguel Basabe

November 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST


This presentation will focus on a study which identifies through a brain-computer interface, the correlation between the records of encephalographic signals of intergenerational music therapy activities, with the regulation of emotions. Emotion regulation is conceptualized as momentary affective states which arise from experiences that modify various areas of the brain, and the physical and psychological functioning of people.

A convenience sample of 14 adults, youth and children in an age range between 7 and 74 years participated in the study, forming an intergenerational group. The participants were evaluated simultaneously during 16 sessions.

The data were processed quantitatively through non-parametric statistics with Wilcoxon signed rank test, then qualitatively interpreted with a categorical analysis matrix for the triangulation of information, thus identifying the emotional regulation strategies resulting from intergenerational music therapy methods.

The results show that intergenerational music therapy methods and techniques significantly facilitate the regulation of emotions for individuals and groups in terms of attention and concentration; however, the study sample should be expanded for greater validity and reliability in the results.


About Our Guests

Andrés Felipe Ojeda Sánchez, MM, MT, Music Conductor and Master in Music Therapy from the National University of Colombia. His work has been focused on music and neuroscience, specifically in rehabilitation processes and neurodegenerative diseases to contribute to the individual and collective well-being.

Currently, he works as a professor and researcher at the Conservatory of Music and in the Master’s Degree in Music Therapy of the National University of Colombia. His research results of Clinical Music Therapy have been shared in several conferences and events. Likewise, he works as a music therapist serving individual, group and clinical population, including people affected by Covid-19 pandemic’s confinement.

Miguel Ángel Basabe, MM, MT, National University of Colombia. Psychologist, Master in Music Therapy and teacher at the National University of Colombia, he has worked for several years as a coordinator and consultant of public health in different government projects. He has worked in the field of mental health in institutions such as the Red Cross and the ICBF, among others.

He recently completed studies in data engineering and artificial intelligence as a fellow of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies of Colombia. In his role as a professor in public and private universities in the country, he has participated as a lecturer in various national and international conferences.


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