We are pleased to announce the ISQRMM Conference 2023 Schedule. The world’s leading academics, scholars, and researchers in music and medicine will gather on June 3rd, 2023 at the 6th Biennial Virtual Conference of the Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine to discuss The Neuroscience of Sound and Music and investigate fundamental questions related to music, sound and healing. Why does music touch us so deeply on emotional and spiritual levels? What musical patterns are most efficient in learning or healing? How is music processed by our consciousness?
We invite the international community to join us, share research findings, exchange ideas with fellow academia members, connect and get inspired. Please register here.
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We are thrilled to announce that Dr. John Stuart Reid, Acoustic-Physics Researcher as keynote speaker of our 2023 conference with a presentation on Sound Healing at the Cellular Level.
John Stuart Reid is an acoustics engineer, scientist and inventor with a fascination for sound and electronics that go back to early childhood. At age 15 he built a radio telescope with which he listened to the signals of the early satellites orbiting overhead, and noise from the stars. He studied pure electronics at Northumbria University and went on to work under Professor Joseph Joshua Weiss and Dr Alastair Johnson in the Department of Radiation Chemistry where he assisted with their Febetron beta-ray field-emission device for which he built a range of high energy pulse experiments. He also worked with an Electron Spin Resonance machine. Reid left the University to begin his own sound engineering company that eventually developed into a full acoustics consultancy business and included operating high-powered argon-ion lasers for the entertainment industry. In 1997 he conducted a series of experiments in Egypt’s Great Pyramid to study its remarkable acoustics. He devised an experimental setup that would permit the resonances of the granite sarcophagus to be rendered visible, using cymatics principles. During the experiments he experienced a profound healing of his lower back that sparked his interest in sound’s ability to heal. The Great Pyramid research was a great success and led him to conclude that making sound visible was potentially a powerful new investigative tool for science. He published the Great Pyramid research in an article titled, Egyptian Sonics. In the years since the Great Pyramid experiments he has continued to develop cymatics technology, resulting today in the CymaScope a new type of scientific instrument. It is now possible to image any sound—within the instrument’s bandwidth—with a high degree of reproducibility.
Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine (ISQRMM)
The world’s leading academics, scholars, and researchers in music and medicine will gather at the sixth Biennial Virtual Conference of the Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine. We invite the international community to take an active role in shaping the future of music and medicine research and clinical and educational application. Share your research findings, exchange ideas with fellow academia members, expand your network, and get inspired.
Why you should attend ISQRMM conference
“One of the most anticipated music and medicine conferences of the year”- (Akombo, 2011)
ISQRMM conference participants customarily enjoy both amiable and amicable professional relationships including but not limited to professional collegiality, professional interaction through discourses, and collaborative inquiries on scientific research on music and medicine. These share common objectives — to find answers to unanswered questions and ask new research questions on music and medicine.
ISQRMM invites all music scholars and allied health practitioners to submit proposals. Master’s and Doctoral students are also encouraged to participate. Presenters on complementary and alternative therapies on the human body, mind, and soul are welcome as well as cultural approaches and social science studies in quantitative research-based approaches.
The history of ISQRMM spans from our inaugural conference in 2011 at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, USA, which was rated among the best conferences by the Utah Business Bureau. Following that success, ISQRMM successfully held the 2nd biennial conference at The University of Georgia, Athens, GA (USA) in 2013, the 3rd biennial conference at Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA (USA) in 2015, the 4th biennial conference at Bridgeport University in Bridgeport, CT (USA) in 2017, and the 5th ISQRMM biennial conference at Molloy College, Rockville, New York (USA) in 2019. Once again, we now owe immense gratitude to the University of Bridgeport, in Bridgeport, CT, USA for facilitating the 2021 ISQRMM Virtual Conference. We are also grateful that the University of Bridgeport, in Bridgeport, CT, USA will once again be facilitating the 2023 ISQRMM Virtual Conference.
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