Connecting European Neuroscience

1st International Symposium on Neuroscience with Music

September 5th, 2019
Berlin, Germany

Neurology, Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Neurofeedback

About the Event

The team of academus GmbH is proud to announce the 1st International Symposium on Neuroscience with Music (NSM) – a groundbreaking meeting of science, technology and culture. At this intimate-scale scientific and artistic symposium, we bring together leading researchers, commercial players and artists to start new conversations about role of acoustic methodologies and in particular music as a therapeutic and curative mean in the field of neurosciences. By going beyond established formats, we challenge the boundaries of neuroscience and music, we share and shape trends, approaches and applications. The NSM will take place on the 5th of September 2019 in the Umweltforum, one of the most amazing venues in Berlin, equipped with the organ and chosen with the consideration of all the specialty of the addressed topics. Allowing for inspiring and energising interactions, academus creates this event, fulfilled with lectures, live experiments, performances, discussions and a networking buffet. Music will play a key role in advancing our understanding of neuroscience from clinical, cognitive, social and psychological stances. Professional musicians will also give a special concert tailored to the NSM symposium. The NSM has been initiated by the experts Prof. Vsevolod Shurkhai – neurosurgeon and research scholar specializing in cancer research, by Prof. Ekaterina Melnikova – internationally renowned organist and composer, as well as by highly-experienced psycho-therapist Dr. Yana Larionova. Joining the team of experts is Ms. Maria Kaplan – singer and therapist with a special interest in the spiritual and healing potential of Aramaic songs. Moreover, we are proud to welcome neurobiologist Prof. Mikhail Lebedev, psychedelic researcher, neuroscientist and “Wavepaths” founder Mendel Kaelen, researcher in BCI-based technology in TU Munich Stefan Ehrlich. As well as that the event will be honored by the inputs of Hanna Preuss – internationally known expert and creator of such concepts as “Sonoric Theater” and “Sound Galaxy”, famous musician Almut Lustig, coach and moderator Robert Knight, socially responsible cultural activities organizer, actress and filmmaker Rahel Savoldelli. We also intensively invite other guests to contribute from aesthetic, entrepreneurial and medical points of view, aiming to welcome clinical specialists, academic researchers, commercial representatives in music and medical (rehabilitation) business and of course those, who simply have fascination for the topic. We would like to inspire them all to investigate the methods of music therapies and technologies used in clinical neuroscience, neuropsychology, psychophysiology, social neuroscience and more; and further on to bring our common findings to the practical use for the good of the people. The NSM 2019 is intended to start an annual series of events in this field of knowledge, and it widens the portfolio of academus’ events towards opening new and still unexplored mindsets and innovative technologies. We cordially invite you to join us for the NSM19. For any questions related to tickets and opportunities for active support, please contact academus: • Dr.-Ing. Bernd Stary,, +49 175 4145520 • Juliana Obynochnaya,, +49 176 76502022 We look forward to seeing you in Berlin this autumn.


Juliana Obynochnaya
Mindener str. 6


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