Heart:BEATS Brain, Exercise, Arts, Trans-disciplinary Synergies

Oct 19, 2019

Music Building, 6361 Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC
Series: 
Transcending Boundaries: A Constellation of Conversations and Concerts

The data is in — a tidal wave of new understanding of ancient practices shows that arts-medicine phenomena abound — dancing helps Parkinson's patients, singing promotes wellbeing and memory for dementia patients, music-based therapies helps stroke victims regain speech and autistic children communicate. Arts and humanities help medical students develop skills and empathies, while medical/psychotherapeutic practices help music students with injury prevention and performance confidence. Exercise-based community arts assist health and wellbeing across the lifespan. Drama therapies traverse an array of conceptual and emotional boundaries. Art modalities can be powerful agents of knowledge translation across the academic spectrum, and to build eloquent bridges for cross-cultural understanding.

And all around the world, all of us engage Art in some way, everyday - and always have, for as far back as we can trace human communities. Some (like Darwin) have said it is one of the grandest mysteries of our species.

HeartBEATS will include speakers and performers from a broad spectrum of artistic practices and diverse research areas whose work draws connections between realms. 

Join us to explore how art connects us to wellness, health,  and to everyone/thing else.

More information, including the day's schedule: music.ubc.ca/transcending-boundaries

This event is co-hosted by The UBC School of Music and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.

 

Events

Oct 19, 2019

The data is in — a tidal wave of new understanding of ancient practices shows that arts-medicine phenomena abound — dancing helps Parkinson's patients, singing promotes wellbeing and memory for dem

7:30pm-9:00pm, Oct 19, 2019

This event is free, registration is not required.

Past Events

12:00pm-1:00pm, Apr 25, 2019

BC is at the forefront of this research boom, leading the way in cannabis research with projects aimed at addressing a variety of health concerns, from substance use disorders to chronic pain and i

Apr 5-6, 2019

Spasticity is a medical disorder that occurs after injury to the brain or spinal cord.  Tens of thousands of Canadians are affected, making it difficult to move their limbs.

6:30pm-7:30pm, Jan 22, 2019

Doors open at 6:00, talks will begin at 6:30. This talk is geared to parents, young people and teachers who are interested in learning how education changes the brain.

12:00pm-4:30pm, Dec 14, 2018

Light-weight wearable sensors are now readily available to assess human movement “outside of the laboratory” and are rapidly gaining popularity in clinical practice and in the community.

4:30pm-6:00pm, Dec 13, 2018

The UBC Physical Activity and Precision Health Research Cluster invites you to come and join us for an evening of presentation on how technology can help all of us stay active and healthy.

7:30pm-9:30pm, Dec 6, 2018

What does it take to map something as complex as the brain?

6:30pm-7:30pm, Dec 4, 2018

Doors open at 6:00, talk will begin at 6:30. This talk is geared to parents, young people and teachers who are interested in learning how education changes the brain.

6:30pm-7:30pm, Nov 21, 2018

Doors will open at 6:00 for all with presentations beginning at 6:30.

10:00am-3:00pm, Nov 20, 2018

Please join us for the Centre for Brain Health Falls Education Day!