The world-first Music, Mind & Wellbeing initiative links neuroscience with music and social wellbeing through a unique set of collaborations spanning music, science, health, education, and industry.
Our Vision is to foster participation in music across the lifespan, so that the benefits of music can be shared by all.
Music engages our emotions, imagination, and intelligence in creative endeavours that promote personal wellbeing and social cohesion. As shown in the diagram below, we draw on a breadth of interdisciplinary expertise to generate new knowledge about music and its potential to enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.
We welcome your engagement with Music, Mind and Well-being. MMW hosts free Public Lectures in the benefits of music for mind and wellbeing, as well as co-hosting seminars in association with the Australian Music and Psychology Society and the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Music on the Mind series.
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Public Seminar Series
Find out more about our engaging public seminars and view an archive of past activities.View
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The founding members of MMW are all leading researchers in brain mechanisms involved in listening to and engaging in music, social factors involved in music learning and participation, the therapeutic application of music for health and wellbeing, and advanced music theory and technology.
View here for a list of MMW current research projects.View
Be part of our research
We are seeking study participants for a number of research projects involving music for people with dementia, twins and singing and enhancing lives through music on the radio.View
View here for a list of MMW research publications.View