publication . Article . 2009

A qualitative motion analysis study of voluntary hand movement induced by music in patients with Rett syndrome

Go, Tohshin; Mitani, Asako;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2009 Journal: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment (issn: 1176-6328, eissn: 1178-2021, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Dove Medical Press
Tohshin Go1, Asako Mitani21Center for Baby Science, Doshisha University, Kizugawa, Kyoto, Japan; 2Independent Music Therapist (Poco A Poco Music Room), Tokyo, JapanAbstract: Patients with Rett syndrome are known to respond well to music irrespective of their physical and verbal disabilities. Therefore, the relationship between auditory rhythm and their behavior was investigated employing a two-dimensional motion analysis system. Ten female patients aged from three to 17 years were included. When music with a simple regular rhythm started, body rocking appeared automatically in a back and forth direction in all four patients who showed the same rocking motion as ...
Medical Subject Headings: humanitieshuman activitiesbehavioral disciplines and activities
free text keywords: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry, RC321-571, Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system, RC346-429, Original Research, music, auditory rhythm, stereotyped movement, voluntary movement, Biological Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Mental health, Body rocking, Stereotypy (non-human), Rett syndrome, medicine.disease, medicine, Audiology, medicine.medical_specialty, business.industry, business, Physical therapy, Motion analysis, Beat (music), Rhythm
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