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Why did I create the Harmonic Egg?

Why the Harmonic Egg?

It’s been the question of the day since I announced the creation in July, 2017.

I have been studying sound and light therapies and healing for eight years. I have owned and operated my own healing center during this time and observed the effects of several therapies on clients’ health and well-being. Two technologies I have owned and operated were the Life Vessel and the Energy Genesis. I created the Harmonic Egg as a new and innovative, next generation healing chamber based on my observations of clients before and after sessions, research on the modality, reading books from experts in the industry, white paper studies and collaboration with the medical community.  The Harmonic Egg is a large ellipse (egg shape) where the client reclines inside the “egg” or chamber in a chair. We are getting great feedback thus far and continue to do research.

It was not easy to build this unit. The materials used are natural. It was a challenge to find materials that could bend in the shape of an ellipse to form an egg. Plus, we had to create a chamber that resonated the sound in a holographic-like micro-environment. Instead of hearing the sound from a speaker, you hear it in what I think is its natural broadcast. It’s super fun! Sometimes I hear the sound above my head and I know there are not any speakers above my head. The angles, the ratios and all the other concepts we use in this Harmonic Egg is proprietary information, but it was well thought out and evolved from ancient teaching and texts. The size of the Harmonic Egg will fit in a 10’ x10’ room on a diagonal, but it’s better to have a 12’ x12’ room. It took about almost a year from start to finish to create the first prototype that is now operational at Life Center in Westminster, Colorado.

One of the issues I observed with the previous technologies was sound distortion. In the previous chambers, automotive type round speakers are used beneath a thick foam pad where the client lies flat during sessions.  There is cubic air space under the speakers, but I don’t believe it’s the proper cubic air space for the rating of the speakers. I always felt there was a lot of distortion from the music having to come through a foam pad. Our nervous systems tend to take distortion and make up “data” to fill in gaps to process information. My experience and research led me to realize that I wanted to get the purest sound and little to no distortion, hence another reason for the Harmonic Egg.

Let me mention here that lying flat for some clients is not comfortable nor relaxing. Clients have neck and back issues and want pillows and bolsters as props for comfort. In addition, some clients have a hard time rolling up from a flat position to exit the chamber. The Harmonic Egg uses a reclining chair and has been much more comfortable for clients.

There is also the issue of the music that is being played. Over the years, I have studied sound and how different instruments effect / affect the body (physically and emotionally so I am using both spellings of the word). I have worked with sound and lighting experts gathering lots of information to create the Harmonic Egg. When you compress a CD into an MP3 format you lose much of the quality, frequencies, musical information, etc.  Compression changes the original intent of how the music was intended to be enjoyed. MP3s are for convenience so you can fit 1,000 songs on your MP3 player. It’s quite complicated, but easy to understand once you hear the difference. Based on my experience, the Life Vessel and the Energy Genesis both use compressed music. The Harmonic Egg uses the higher quality CD resolution giving the body and nervous system a purer listening experience. There is a difference!!!!  Then there was the investigation for the right speakers, subwoofer, amplifier and player for the music. Sound systems are not all created equal; the components have to all play nicely together. For example, there are surround amplifiers and integrative amplifiers and subwoofers that have speakers on the side and the bottom versus just the bottom or just the side. Speakers have different elements that make them relevant for different applications. The sound system was the second most important consideration after designing the structure and shape of the Harmonic Egg.

Oh, not to mention the search for the right kind of music to use and the right tones and instruments and frequencies. This is something I have been studying for six years. It’s important to consider:  Who is the artist? What is their intention of the music? I learned so much about selecting music…testing and seeing how clients respond to the music and paying attention to the sound quality and frequencies. These are important details that effect / affect the clients’ response in the Harmonic Egg.

Next there is the light therapy. I think in the future we will get more and more sophisticated technologies, but for now we do know that different light frequencies are effective / affective for healing. For example, if you are a woman with a lot of yeast infections this can be due to an imbalance in the body (specifically the sacral chakra), and using orange light and the instrument of the flute can help bring that back into balance. This is the type of training I never received with the Life Vessel or Energy Genesis, but after studying for the past eight years I can offer this type of training with the Harmonic Egg. Many lighting systems don’t give you the full color spectrum of lights. It took me about eight months of research to choose the lights and the right type of remote to control the lights and light settings.

We can’t forget about the chair for the client while they are in a session. I searched the world over for a chair that reclines at the right angle for the best results in the Harmonic Egg. It also had to meet the criteria for size and comfort for so many shapes and sizes of clients. It was a matter of thinking about how the client would feel and how the technician putting them in for a session would be able to comfortably and easily support the client.

Every thought and idea for the Harmonic Egg was well thought out for both the client and the center owner or technician from the complexity of the technologies used, effectiveness, to the ease of setup and use, cost and comfort.

How long does a client need to stay in the chamber, the protocol? We are using 40 minutes and then the POWERFUL 10 minutes of silence in the chamber to integrate the session. It’s truly an amazing experience! I read a white paper in 2016 that came out of Feiburg, Germany. It described the use of deep relaxing music to help patients heal and they discovered a period of 6.5 minutes of silence helped integrate the healing, so I adopted that discovery and added a few extra minutes because I feel the silence is important and more was needed. If you have read anything about chiropractic care and its beginnings, there are accounts where the doctor was trained to ensure the patient rests at the office for a short time to help the adjustment integrate and set into the body. Integration of all these modalities that people do these days is so very important.  I give the analogy of digesting food. You don’t eat a salad and then when you are full go eat a sandwich and then pile another salad on top of that… do you? No! You let the first salad digest and “integrate” with your body before moving on to a sandwich later in the day or the next day.  Energy work is the same…you must let one modality digest before you “feed” it more.

The previous chambers had single sessions and sets of sessions depending on the condition of the client. For chronic conditions sets of sessions were recommended. That hits the body more consistently with the energy to help the body heal faster. A client can choose to go slow or accelerate the healing process. A single session takes about four (4) days to integrate before you would be able to schedule another session (there are exceptions to all rules). A set of sessions consists of a client coming every 4 days for approximately four to eight (4-8) sessions. That means a client would do a session and four (4) days later do another and four (4) days later another for four to eight times total. After a set, a client would take a break from any and all other energy work for three to four weeks. We supply you with a protocol for integrating sessions where we suggest dietary changes as well.

Finally, I did think about and tried aromatherapy in the room for the clients. The determination thus far is that it’s a bit of sensory overload for many clients. It might be something to use on a case-by-case basis, but as of now I am not using it. There are so many clients with neurological issues and chemical sensitivities I just don’t think it’s needed nor will it make the sessions more effective.

So, that’s the story of the Harmonic Egg and why I created it! If you have any questions or would like to learn more you can reach me via the website: https://lifecenter.us.

In gratitude,

Gail Lynn

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Dysautonomia is a real thing!

As you may know, dysautonomia is not a specific medical diagnosis. Dysautonomia is an umbrella term used to describe any malfunction of the autonomic nervous system. There are many underlying diseases and conditions that can lead to dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. This is not an all inclusive list, so check with your doctor if you believe you might have an underlying cause for your POTS or other form of dysautonomia. Remember that not every dysautonomia patient can find a specific underlying cause, and some of these conditions are very rare.

http://www.dysautonomiainternational.org/page.php?ID=150

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/76785.php

 

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Gail’s journey to Life Center

Many have asked what this technology has done for me and how I came to desire to open my own center.

Summary (7/29/17):
To be a part of this technology (Life Vessel, now Energy Genesis and a new technology to be announced soon…) in some way was a dream of mine when I first saw it in October, 2001. Now that I am here and we have been open almost 7 years I can look back and see how the journey unfolded and why timing is everything and this moment in time is exactly perfect!

I started using Life Vessel in January 2007. I really didn’t think I had any health problems and all the things I was dealing with were normal or I was just born with it.  I do not have asthma anymore (had it since birth), my eyesight has improved and I no longer need to wear glasses (started wearing glasses at age 19), my digestive system works better, my hair is not falling out, my TMJ is gone, my cystic acne has all but cleared (thank God since I am 47!), no more insomnia (and I can breathe through my nose now), my broken left ankle (from 2006) and the torn ligaments (from 1996) in the right ankle no longer cause me pain when the weather changes or when I kneel and sit and I have more flexibility in both of them, my migraines of 23 years have been gone now for 5 years AND maybe it’s in my genes but I do not look my age at all…some have claimed there is an anti-aging component to the technology. I continue to use the technology as often as needed.  Each time I emerge with more clarity of mind, more focus, heightened senses, better intuition and feeling in the FLOW…

My Story:
In 1997 I left Michigan, where I was raised and worked in Automotive for almost 10 years, and moved to Texas to build an International consulting firm with a man who was literally a rocket scientist and a genius. He left NASA and started to work as an independent consultant in Telecommunications. He asked me to come to Texas and help him grow the business. We grew it to 26 employees and over $1 million in sales for 3 consecutive years. The mistake: We got married and then divorced and I left him the business and started out on my own. The 5 years we spent together were great and I learned a lot from him. He was into wellness and healing and I took an interest and have been studying advanced wellness for all these years. It was a hobby and way of life for me. I used to think to myself, “how could I make this a J.O.B.”, but thought it was
out of reach for me.

In 2001 I was in Los Angeles at a conference where I met the inventor of The Life Vessel. I was intrigued by what I heard from him and followed his progress and The Life Vessel for many years. I even had the privilege to meet little “David” who you may see in a Life Vessel video testimonial on the Internet.  He had a huge influence in why I am running a center today. When you meet a boy who was sent home from the Mayo Clinic never to walk or talk in his life…and he’s walking and talking, because of The Life Vessel, you start to wonder how life could be different for more people and how YOU can make a difference in this world with one technology. Admittedly, I was scared and comfy in my executive positions doing what I knew in Corporate America. I think we can all relate about fear of stepping into the unknown.

In 2003 I was asked by another business owner (David Stanley, step-brother to the late Elvis Presley) to help him grow his production company. Together he and I brought his story to the big screen. The DVD Protecting the King is available in most video outlets, Netflix, Amazon, etc. It’s a long story of 7 years of my life!

Early January, 2007 was my first trip to Cottonwood, AZ to receive sessions in The Life Vessel. I was soooo excited after all I had heard and seen that I was going to actually be able to experience it myself. I went there with David Stanley. He and I stayed for 3 days to get the 4 treatments (the proposed protocol of The Life Vessel for the most benefit to the body). This is what I actually sent to all my curious friends in January, 2007. Don’t ask me why I saved this…it’s truly was in my draft email folder for over 3 years!  What you are about to read was my understanding from a first timer using The Life Vessel. I read it and laugh at my terminology and how I explained it. Today, I am much more educated on why / how it works and having been mentored by Barry McNew for 6 years now!  Plus, studying extensively ancient technologies of healing via sound and light, how music influences our lives and body, studying the anatomy, sacred geometry, learning about Eastern medicine, working with doctors and other healers and having them as clients at the center.  I am blessed!

“Hi there everyone!
You all wanted to know about my experience in the Life Vessel. I just finished my sessions here in Cottonwood, AZ. It was fantastic. What they have told me is that healing happens for 4-6 weeks. The very hard part is drinking 128 oz. of water for the next 21 days. Apparently, the cells are healing and releasing toxins into the body and water is the only way to flush everything out. Normally you are supposed to drink about 64 oz per day. That’s easy, 128 is hard.

We had a total of 4, 1-hour sessions…
My first hour session – entering a wood box on a pedestal with a mat / bed (somewhat like a coffin with more space – yikes!). There is a light overhead, rainbow in color in a cove the shape of a hexagon (is that the right name for a 6 sided object?). There are six mirrors that reflect the bulb in each of them. They do not flash. The mattress seemed to have speakers underneath it and the music vibrated throughout your entire body, but it seems like it fluctuated from right to left (that might have been just me). You are lying on your back with your hands (palms down) by your side. The theory behind it was the stimulate the nerves in the spine, finger tips, etc.

My experience was my legs and arms kept twitching and jumping (involuntarily) and my back twitched and it felt like a wave of something down my spine. I was told it was energy blocks clearing. OK, cool !!! I am sure I needed that.

David was told he was in the top 10% of patients that detoxed the most. They can tell this by the smell in your room after 1-hour. The one girl came in and had to get the director because she could not believe how strong the metal smell was in the room. He smelled as if he was rolling around in coins the rest of the day. Yuck!! Apparently, he was toxic and the vessel allowed the metal toxicity to come out.

After the sessions we felt light-headed and both had slight headaches (which went away after downing a bunch of water). The rule is NO energy work, massages, etc. AND no working out for about 2 weeks. Supposedly to let your system settle into itself. As stated above, the cells will continue to heal for 4-6 weeks. They do suggest coming back in 3-4 weeks for another block of sessions. Two visits are what they suggest (or as long as you need to feel better – for those with diseases and major health problems) so it’s not like they are asking people to come back every 3-4 weeks. They don’t push anything on you.

Second day, morning visit was different music (the woman told us that some music was harder on the body than others – hmmm…) and I was restless and not ready to relax so early in the day. I had a slight headache and dizziness afterwards. Afternoon visit was interesting as I had some energy blocked in my left leg that twitched and jumped about every 5 minutes. It was strange. I do feel like I have lost weight from the sessions or all the water – not sure which one. Apparently, the body works pretty hard to heal the cells so weight loss is not uncommon.

David – well he was just plain worn out from the sessions on day 2.

Last day…the music was different again and seemed to concentrate on my lower body for the first 15-20 minutes. It worked up to the whole body after that. Not sure how / why that is. I asked a lot of questions, but I didn’t ask ALL my questions. ? We left for the airport in Phoenix right after the session and got home late last night.

Today is the morning after and I woke up feeling like I was hit by a MAC truck. Wow, this takes a lot out of you. I got up drank 25 oz of water and I felt great. The words to describe the difference in the way I feel are solid, clear, balanced and positive.

I am a bit of a skeptic, but it seems that the Life Vessel really does something, or it could be the couple days of rest and ALL the water. All joking aside, there was something about it that was magical and it did something.

Well, those are my notes from the trip and experience. I plan to have more sessions in the near future (probably late March). AZ is WONDERFUL (and it’s where it all began), but the Phoenix airport is not very user friendly…those that have been there know what I am talking about.

Let me know if you have any questions.
Much love to everyone,
Gail”

It’s absolutely hysterical to read this again. I remember it like it was yesterday. I don’t know why I saved this email for so many years. I guess I thought I might need it someday!

My friends that I sent this to asked me to send another follow up in a few weeks. This is what I sent out late January.

“So, since I have been home – there have been no cravings for sugar / chocolate and food seems to taste different. Colors are more vivid and I am more aware of my surroundings. I have an inner peace that is just incredible and I have even noticed people in stores are treating me different, friendlier. Don’t know how to explain it – maybe it’s the 128 oz. of water… I just seem to be more balanced and things that would have stressed me out are no big deal.”

As Paul Harvey would say, this is the “rest of the story”: In March of 2010 I was working a corporate job (consulting) and commuting back and forth to Dayton, OH every week. I hated it and so many things happened to show me I was not where I needed to be in life or in my career. I won’t go through the list, but the BIGGY was my dog ran away in February, 2010 from the place he was staying in / being babysat in Texas. This was pretty much the last straw. I flew back and forth AND drove back and forth to Texas to look for him for several weeks. I have not found him to this day. It was one of the most devastating events in my life. I have no children and he was the closest thing I had to a child. I loved him so very much and my heart still hurts to think about what may have happened to him.  On the bright side, the Universe took away a 150 pound Great Pyrenees dog and gifted me with a 1,200 amazing horse!

In addition, I was fired from the job because I went to look for my dog and left the office.  I was unable to find another job for over a year and that ended with losing my home and having to file bankruptcy.  After a successful career of more than 20 years I was lost and didn’t know what to do.   The Life Vessel was calling me back to Arizona so I decided to take a 2,500 mile road trip that included a trip to Cottonwood, AZ to The Life Vessel. I knew when I left the driveway my life would be different when I came back…I just didn’t know how. I have always been a supporter of The Life Vessel and in 2007 when I first moved to Denver there was a group trying to open a center but they were unable to get the funding so it did not happen. I was disappointed when it didn’t happen and had a desire to open one, but never believed I could actually do it. Upon coming home from the 2,500 mile road trip I ran into a woman I had not seen for a long time and started telling her about The Life Vessel. She said, “why don’t we have one here?” That statement changed my life! It was at that moment I knew what I had to do…this was around April, 2010. I opened Life Center on October 20, 2010.

Fast forward to late 2014, the inventor delivered 2 Energy Genesis (the next generation of The Life Vessel) machines to Life Center and I can’t exactly tell you all the changes that have taken place in my mind, body and spirit from this new and very different technology.  I can tell you that Energy Genesis incorporates a horizontal 360-degree resonant chamber that uses sound, light, vibrations and frequencies together in a way to more deeply reinforce the natural healing ability of the human body. This natural healing ability is enhanced because the cells in the body are reset, rebalanced and reprogrammed back to their pure (healthy) energy frequencies.

Clients who have now used both technologies, have told us that the Energy Genesis works faster and increases their healing ability much more. The good news is that Life Center is not just for sick people, it is also for people who want to use it as a preventative maintenance tool in their own health care regime.

We are now testing the next generation of sound and light technology here at Life Center. It’s called the Harmonic Egg and it’s a true 360-degree healing modality (in the shape of an egg). You lay inside in a reclined position and the sound resonates in it’s holographic-like micro-environment. Instead of hearing the sound from a speaker, you hear it in what I think is its natural broadcast. However, there are speakers in there to give it the ability to do this.

I am excited for all of you to experience the greatness of the Life Center and encourage you to browse the website (https://lifecenter.us) to learn more about it. Feel free to contact me with any questions. I am available to serve you in your journey to a healthy YOU.

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Ancient ways music was used for healing

Here are some more utterly fascinating things that people in ancient history have done with music for very specific purposes.

Music was believed to be a force to alter civilizations. Several years before the American Revolution, patriotic and freedom songs were popular.  The songs were designed to encourage young men to fight and go to war. American Indians also used “war” dances to strengthen warriors “mettle” and aggression. In ancient Hindu history, terrifying sounds were used to unnerve and scare enemies.  

In the Bible, David played the harp to lift Saul’s depression. Egyptian papyri, over 2,600 years old, refer to incantations as cures for infertility and rheumatic pain. 

 The ancient Greeks believed music had the power to heal the body and soul. They used the flute and the lyre for gout and sciatica. Paeans were a classification of ancient Greek songs that cured specific illnesses. For example, when the plague hit ancient Greece, they played a specific song with the frequencies and rhythmic patterns thought to halt the illness. There is a Greek saying, “Men have a song, as a physician for pain.”

It is said that that Alexander the Great had his sanity restored by music played on the lyre. The Greek philosophers took people with mental health issues to concerts for therapy. Pythagoras used melodies and rhythms to cure diseases of the body and mind.

The ancient Egyptians wrote musical notes and letters on paper and the ink-like substance dissolved in water. They drank the water to heal certain ailments. They believed that the vibrations created by shapes and words created a subtle energy, that when ingested, were healing and enlightening. These ideas remind of Masuro Emoto’s work, showing freezing water affected by positive words produced pleasing and beautiful shapes. Angry words created lopsided and distorted patterns.

I am sure there were more ancient healing methods. Anybody know of any? Please comment if you do.

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Neurological Issues

From a client: “I just finished listening to the podcast you sent me. It mentioned every physical symptom I have been experiencing over the last 5 to 7 years or more. It explained the reasons for these symptoms and gave me much clarity as to why I have felt the way I have over the years. Thank you very much for forwarding the podcast and for a great session today, many questions have been answered.” I have helped hundreds of people with their mystery illnesses with the information I study and read. Not everyone will be helped by just sessions alone, but we try to give them the things they need to do after the sessions.

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Clinical Study: Vibroacoustic Therapy in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Developing Safety through Vibrations.

Clinical Study: Vibroacoustic Therapy in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Developing Safety through Vibrations.
Abstract: Developmental/attachment trauma may strongly impact a child’s capacity to develop self-regulation skills related to feelings of safety. The ability to utilize a social engagement system ensures that defensive reactions such as fight, flight, freeze, and/or total submission will be avoided and replaced with integrative mechanisms of response. Vibroacoustic therapy (VAT) uses pulsed, sinusoidal, low frequency sound on a specially designed mattress or chair. Based on clinical experience, VAT seems to help regulate a traumatized child’s autonomic nervous system and may assist in the gradual development of a bodily-related feeling of safety.

We had a child (about 2) in the Harmonic Egg this week.  Here are the mom’s comments. “We are doing really well! He slept a solid 12 hours, we got up and are doing an activity, he is focused and easy to work with. It’s the old child I was looking for again!”

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Osteoporosis

by Jonathan Landsman

(NaturalNews) The numbers are staggering! Globally, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures per year – resulting in a fracture every 3 seconds. Approximately 75 million people in Europe, USA and Japan are diagnosed with this preventable health crisis. The truth is osteoporosis is avoidable without drugs or expensive treatments by bringing the body chemistry back into balance.

Is your body in pH balance?

According to Nancy Appleton, Ph.D., “when the body is in homeostasis, the pH (acid/alkaline) balance is correct, the minerals are balanced with each other, the endocrine glands secrete the right amount of hormones into the bloodstream, and the body hums along.”

“With an upset body chemistry, the pH becomes either too acidic or too alkaline, the mineral relationships become upset, and the endocrine glands secrete too much (or not enough) of their hormones.” Simply put, eat a diet rich in nutrients; avoid processed foods; don’t smoke; stay active and develop healthy relationships to enjoy healthy bones.

Chronic stress can destroy your bones

The endocrine system (located throughout the body) secretes hormones into the blood and helps regulate body chemistry. If you want to prevent bone loss – do NOT stress your adrenals, pancreas, thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary and gonads. Over time, the meals we eat and how we emotionally react to situations in our life – dramatically influence our physical health.

There are many stressors that can deplete our body of minerals and increase our risk for osteoporosis plus many other degenerative diseases. The mineral balance of our body is affected by our emotional well-being, blood sugar levels, mental stress, physical pain plus much more. Do everything you can to minimize (chronic) stress from your life and watch how fast your body can heal itself.

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New technology at the center – HARMONIC EGG!

It is the next generation of sound and light therapy and it’s now available at Life Center.

“I could feel immediately that this is VERY powerful.” ~Dr. Dana Anglund, D.O.

“A massage of all the cells.” ~ Susan G.

“It resonates the sound in it’s holographic-like micro-environment. Instead of hearing the sound from a speaker, you hear it in what I think is its natural broadcast.” ~Dominique

Basically, you are not in a box anymore…it’s the shape of an egg and you are in a reclined position inside the egg while sound is playing and the light is set for the best session for your needs.

Call today for an appointment to experience it for yourself.  303-630-9218

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Music and our deepest emotions…Autism today

Music has a universal ability to tap into our deepest emotions but for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), understanding emotions is a very difficult task. Individuals with ASD particularly have trouble recognizing social emotions like facial expressions – a frown, a smirk, or a smile. This inability can rob a child from being able to communicate and socialize, and often leads to social isolation.

In a study led by Istvan Molnar-Szakacs, PhD, a researcher at the UCLA Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity and funded by the GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program, music will be used as a tool to explore the ability of children with ASD to identify emotions in musical excerpts and facial expressions.

“Music has long been known to touch autistic children,” said Dr. Molnar-Szakacs. “Studies from the early days of autism research have already shown us that music provokes engagement and interest in kids with ASD. More recently, such things as musical memory and pitch abilities in children with ASD have been found to be as good as or better than in typically developing children.”

Also, he said, researchers have shown that because many children with ASD are naturally interested in music, they respond well to music-based therapy. But no one has ever done a study to see if the brains of children with ASD process musical emotions and social emotions in the same way that typically developing children do.

In this study, Dr. Molnar-Szakacs will use “emotional music” to engage the brain regions involved in emotion processing. “Our hypothesis is that if we are able to engage the brain region involved in emotion processing using emotional music, this will open the doorway for teaching children with ASD to better recognize emotions in social stimuli, such as facial expressions.”

The overarching goal of the study, of course, is to gain insights about the causes of autism. Dr. Molnar-Szakacs will use neuroimaging functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI to look at the brain activity of children with ASD, and compare them to the brains of typically developing kids, while both groups are engaged in identifying emotions from faces and musical excerpts. “The study should help us to better understand how the brain processes emotion in children with autism; that in turn will help us develop more optimal interventions. Importantly, this study will also help us promote the use of music as a powerful tool for studying brain functions from cognition to creativity.”

Approximately 15 children with ASD ranging from 10 to 13 years of age will participate in this study, which is being conducted under the auspices of The Help Group – UCLA Autism Research Alliance.

The Alliance, directed by Elizabeth Laugeson, is a partnership between The Help Group and the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and is dedicated to enhancing and expanding research in autism spectrum disorders. The project also is in collaboration with Katie Overy,

Co-Director of the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

“The hope, of course, is that this work will not only be of scientific value and interest, but most of all, that it will translate into real-life improvements in the quality of the children’s lives,” said Dr. Molnar-Szakacs.

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