Academy of Finland
Funding decision
 
Name Tian, Li
Organisation HY
Project title Systemic evaluation of the cognitive plasticity of schizophrenic patients after music therapy
Decision No. 273108
Decision date 09.12.2013
Funding period 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2016
Funding 276 838
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Project description
In the proposed study, two partner laboratories from the University of Helsinki, Finland and the Beijing Huilongguan psychiatric hospital, China jointly tested the hypothesis that a reciprocal interaction between the brain and the immune system affects the responses of schizophrenic patients to music therapy. We aimed to give a holistic evaluation on the therapeutic efficacy of music therapy by combining different expertise and approaches of the two partner laboratories to address the same question. We not only established a set of methods that can be used to promote the treatment efficacy of music therapy for schizophrenic patients, but also provided a theoretical basis for the application of the methods.