Apr 182013
 

On Wednesday’s episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, I interviewed pianist and graduate student in medical physics Eric Barnhill about “Cognition, Movement, and Music.” The podcast of that episode is now available for streaming or downloading.

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Podcast: 17 April 2013

How does cognition connect to physical movement, tone, and rhythm? Can moving to music help the development of cognitive skills and capacities, particularly in children?

Eric Barnhill is a Juilliard-trained concert pianist and the creator of Cognitive Eurhythmics music movement therapy. He is pursuing a Ph.D in medical physics at the University of Edinburgh, where he studies brain-muscle interaction using magnetic resonance physics.

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Topics:

  • Eric’s background as a classical pianist
  • Starting with movement therapy: the “Feldenkrais Method”
  • Moving to the Dalcroze Eurhythmics
  • Discoveries about music and movement
  • Teaching children about music and movement
  • On learning and music
  • Activities at home and in the classroom
  • Adults using these techniques
  • Training horses and communicating with others
  • Teaching developmentally disabled kids
  • The problem with behavioral therapy
  • Teaching well-off versus poor kids
  • Noisy environments
  • Eric’s plans in graduate school and beyond

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