• Brain in Harmony: The Role of Music in Rehabilitation of People with Multiple Sclerosis

      Gibson, Eve (Temple University. Grey Matters, 2021-12)
      Imagine you are running a marathon. You are on your last mile, struggling to keep a steady pace as your body starts to feel the exhaustion from a prolonged exertion of energy. You try your best to keep up with the person in front of you, but it is not enough. Instead, you choose to focus on the music playing on someone's speaker nearby. The strong beat influences you to synchronize with the music, matching each stride to the beat, creating a steady running pace. Focusing solely on the synchronization of your running to the music, a wave of energy fills your body and melts away the exhaustion you were feeling earlier. Before you know it, the last mile flies by and you cross the finish line, coming back to your body. This instinctive synchronization shows the impact of music on neurological and physical functioning. By uncovering the neurological mechanisms behind this synchronization process, clinicians can further explore possible treatment methods that utilize music to benefit individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). Music-based interventions engage the whole brain which has the potential to facilitate neuroplastic changes and rehabilitation of people with Multiple Sclerosis (PwMS) through rhythmic neural entrainment.
    • Grey Matters, Issue 1, Spring 2021

      Shah, Mansi (Temple University. Grey Matters, 2021-05)
    • Grey Matters, Issue 2, Fall 2021

      Shah, Mansi; Gibson, Eve (Temple University. Grey Matters, 2021-12)
    • The Joker’s Therapy Sessions

      Al-Tikriti, Meena; Wolf, Madison; Sajeev, Nikita; Baak, Stephen; Myers, Hailey; Salla, Nikki (Temple University. Grey Matters, 2021-05)