Eric Barnhill on Cognition, Movement, and Music
Radio Interview: Wednesday, 17 April 2013
I interviewed Eric Barnhill on "Cognition, Movement, and Music" on Philosophy in Action Radio on Wednesday, 17 April 2013. You can listen to or download the podcast below.
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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- 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
- Eric Barnhill's Web Site: Cognitive Eurhythmics
- TEDx: Empowering Through Rhythm by Eric Barnhill
- Roads Taken and Not Taken: Eric Barnhill '95
- Feldenkrais Method
- Neural Connectivity, Music, and Movement: A Response to Pat Amos by Eric Barnhill
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