Inaugural talk in lecture series for local charity for special needs children - 'Extra•Ordinary People'
On 30th August, amidst breathtaking views from the 60th floor of UOB Plaza, I will be giving the inaugural talk for a new lecture series being put on by the charity 'Extra•Ordinary People', a local charity serving over 200 special needs children in Singapore. I'll be speaking on "The Extra•Ordinary Role of Music in Science and Therapy: Applications, Research and Promise for the 21st Century."
Abstract: If entertainment is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of music, this is the chance to learn about an impressive body of research which shows that music can contribute to people’s overall health and well-being. The fields of music therapy and medical technology have both made significant strides in the past decade, and are beginning to align as they move forward.
Dr Agres will share about recent advances in the therapeutic applications of music, as well as current research using music-based technologies to support mental health, cognition, and motor ability in clinical contexts.