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Official opening ceremony of the European Science Forum (ESOF) 2014

In a program with participation from Her Majesty The Queen of Denmark, President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barosso, Minister of Higher Education and Science, Sofie Carsten Nielsen, ESOF 2014 Champion, Professor Klaus Bock, President of EuroScience, Professor Lauritz Holm-Nielsen, Editor-in-chief at Sciences et A venir, Dominique Leglu, Peter Vuust gave a short talk entitled “Why do we have music” and played a song from his album September Song with singer Veronica Mortensen and pianist Henrik Gunde.

White paper: Music Interventions in Health Care published

Throughout the past decade, solid biomedical and psychological evidence is beginning to emerge, demonstrating the beneficial effects of music for a variety of somatic and psychiatric disorders, and for improving general well-being in healthy individuals. In this white paper, we describe the brain mechanisms through which music exerts these effects, and review the evidence concerning music applications for a range of somatic and psychiatric disorders and for improving well-being in healthy individuals. read more …