Symposium

Of Rising Scholars

Spring 2024

Andrew will be presenting at The Symposium of Rising Scholars on Saturday, March 23rd! To attend the event and see Andrew's presentation.

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Andrew Krasulski

Class of 2026OWings Mills, Maryland

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Projects

  • "How the Brain understands Music and how Music Therapy is used to treat various mental Illnesses: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Parkinson Disease, Anxiety" with mentor Shaylyn (Nov. 30, 2023)

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How the Brain understands Music and how Music Therapy is used to treat various mental Illnesses: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Parkinson Disease, Anxiety

Started June 28, 2023

Abstract or project description

​​Music Therapy is bipartite. First is music, which starts as the brain’s perception of sound. Frequency, rhythm, pitch, and tone are all critical aspects of music. Once our brain interprets those key parts of the sound, sound transforms into the harmonious melodies we know as music. The second component of Music Therapy treats patients with various mental health issues. By combining both, Music Therapy helps address patients’ physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs. This article provides a framework to visualize how human minds understand sound and music, and the potential that music therapy has shown in treating Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Parkinson Disease (PD), and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).