International Association for Music and Medicine

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The International Association for Music & Medicine is a registered non-profit organisation formed in 2009 to encourage and support the use of music in medical contexts including research into the benefits of music, and its specialised applications in healthcare.


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How do adults use music for chronic pain relief?

By International Association for Music and Medicine | March 16, 2021

Research has shown that music can reduce pain perception and intensity. This analgesic effect is believed to be both cognitive and emotional with music being an environmental stimulus that can modify pain perception by inducing Read more…

Music Therapy and Medical Assistance in Dying

By samuelmusictherapy | March 3, 2021

In 2019, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) were selected by an IAMM review committee for inclusion at the conference. Each leader was charged with assembling topic experts from different disciplines and continents. These groups met virtually Read more…

Does the language of a lullaby play a role in soothing infants?

By International Association for Music and Medicine | December 3, 2020

Written by Karen M. Johnston, MD, Ph.D., Neurosurgery In a recent Nature and Human Behaviour issue Bainbridge et al (1) challenge the reader with the idea that lullabies in many (most?) languages have the ability Read more…

Open invitation from Keith W. L. Rafal, MD, MPH

By International Association for Music and Medicine | November 12, 2020

As a new member of the IAMM’s community and strong believer in the power of music to positively impact our health and wellbeing, I am looking for collaborators to work with me on an exciting Read more…

An Interview with Dr. Frances le Roux

By International Association for Music and Medicine | November 9, 2020

Dr. Frances le Roux is author of the article “A Review of Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation in Varying Health Care Contexts” from the latest volume of Music & Medicine. Interview What is the main objective and Read more…

Table of Contents – Music & Medicine Vol. 12, No. 4

By International Association for Music and Medicine | November 9, 2020

You can now read the latest volume of the journal here. This is a member benefit so if you are not a member, I hope you can consider joining us here. Editorial Living in Pandemic Read more…

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Music and Medicine - The Official Journal of the IAMM

Music and Medicine (MMD) is an interdisciplinary journal that serves as an integrative forum for clinical practice and research related to music interventions and applications of clinical music strategies in medicine.

Each peer-reviewed issue offers original articles, case studies, editorial commentaries, and interviews from clinical medicine, the neurosciences, behavioral sciences, nursing, and social work that translate research from music, music psychology, music cognition, music neurology, and music therapy into scientifically valid clinical applications.

The goal for Music and Medicine is to bring together information that is currently dispersed across many disciplines throughout many publications.

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