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Knowledge, Information, Wisdom and the Brain

How our environment and outside world affects our brain

This “Smarter Conversation” was held on Saturday, June 6; 2pm ET/ 11am PT

A clear understanding of the brain, consciousness, and how music, media, education and “life in general” impacts the brain and our actions. We will dive into  issues related to the effects of information of many kinds on brain processing and decision making.  Our very special and distinguished guestis  Dr. Dale Taylor, PhD.

Dr, Dale Taylor, PhD.
Dale B. Taylor, Ph.D., is a Board Certified Music Therapist, former Chair and current Secretary of the Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care, member of the AMTA Music & Memory Work Group, a recent Visiting Professor at Augsburg College and Alverno College, Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Allied Health Professions at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and founding Director of the Music Therapy Program, past Editor of the International Journal of Arts Medicine, Secretary-Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the International Arts Medicine Association, member of the International Relations Committee and former member of the Assembly of Delegates of the American Music Therapy Association and the National Association for Music Therapy, past Chair of the NAMT Certification-Registration and International Activities Committees and National Coordinator of Student Affairs, and past member of the Wisconsin Public Health Leadership Institute. He has also served as President and Vice-President of the Great Lakes Region of NAMT, chaired the founding meetings of the Wisconsin Chapter for Music Therapy, served on the boards of Music Education for the Handicapped and the International Association of Music for the Handicapped, and is a member of the Music Therapy Neurology Network.

Dr. Taylor’s presentations of his Biomedical Theory of Music Therapy have been made at conferences and academic institutions throughout the United States as well as in Canada, South Africa, Argentina, Colombia, the Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Estonia, Japan, Korea, and Australia. His papers on this and other topics appear in the Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, International Journal of Arts Medicine, and he has authored numerous chapters appearing in books edited by colleagues.

  • Prof. Dale Taylor, PhD, MTBC
  • Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • UWEC Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Implementation Team
  • Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care Bd. of Directors
  • American Music Therapy Association Music Listening Work Group
  • Music Therapy International Neurology Network
  • Music Does It Advisory Board
  • Advisor, UWEC Two-to-Tango Ballroom Dance Club
  • Author, “Road to a New Path” Chicken Soup for the Soul, June 2014
  • Author, Biomedical Foundations of Music as Therapy, 2nd ed., 2010


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