Interprofessional education of the next generation of musician-scientists through music cognition research training: An innovative platform for health professions and biomedical research




The growth of the music cognition field in recent years has bloomed into what can only be seen now as a highly interdisciplinary space. Laboratories conducting research on how music affects physiology and behavior have become increasingly fertile ground for interprofessional education not only in biomedical research but also across the health professions. Here we discuss how music cognition research can provide a diverse array of skill development opportunities and set the tone for productive and innovative interdisciplinary collaboration training of future clinicians and biomedical researchers.

Author Biographies

Reyna L Gordon, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Psychology, Vanderbilt University 
Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center
Vanderbilt Genetics Institute
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Vanderbilt Brain InstituteCurb Center for Art, Enterprise, & Public Policy

Miriam D Lense, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Vanderbilt Brain Institute
Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, & Public Policy


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