Miriam Lense Archives
Study finds sensitivity to musical rhythm supports social development in infants
Nov. 3, 2022—A new study shows engaging infants with a song provides a ready-made means for supporting social development and interaction.
Virtual study of stress in parents of children with developmental disabilities seeks participants
Jun. 23, 2021—Otolaryngology researchers from the Music Cognition Lab are seeking to recruit parents of children with developmental disabilities for a study about the connection between mindfulness, music and stress levels.
Autism study tracks musical rhythm as possible treatment
Nov. 6, 2019—Researchers are partnering to study musical rhythm synchronization as a part of social development and how it’s disrupted in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in hopes of developing music interventions for improving social communication.
Music, Mind and Society program growing fast
May. 17, 2018—The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has designated the Program for Music, Mind and Society at Vanderbilt as a 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab for its focus on the arts, health and socio-emotional well-being in families of children with and without autism spectrum disorder.