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The Culture and Brain Health Initiative

The brain and nervous system of a human being are constantly influenced by various types of sensory stimulation from the environment in which we find ourselves. An enriched environment is necessary in order for us to be able to keep our brains intellectually intact when we age and it is also a cornerstone in modern rehabilitation programmes för people with brain damages.

In the objectives of the research programme The Culture and Brain Health Initiative there is a component of increasing the understanding of the brain's plasticity and healing capacity. Investigating the effects of sensory stimulation through various cultural activities, such as music and dance. One of the purposes is to understand and exploit culture's possibilities to achieve improved prerequisites for brain health, good ageing with a maintained cognitive function, as well as increasing the chances of healing and regaining functionality after damage and disease in the brain.

The research programme is interdisciplinary and comprises cooperation between neuroscientists, musicians and musicologists among other.

Project manager: Michael Nilsson
Funding:
Sten A Olssons stiftelse för forskning och kultur (Sten A Olsson's Foundation For Research And Culture)

Contact Information

Centre for Culture and Health

Box 200, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

Page Manager: Lovisa Aijmer|Last update: 1/13/2012
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