The Effect of Learning to Drum on Behaviour and Brain Function in Autistic Adolescents

Cahart, Marie-Stephanie, Amad, Ali, Draper, Stephen B., Lowry, Ruth G., Marino, Luigi, Carey, Cornelia, Ginestet, Cedric E., Smith, Marcus S. and Williams, Steve C. R. (2022) The Effect of Learning to Drum on Behaviour and Brain Function in Autistic Adolescents. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 119 (23). ISSN 0027-8424

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Abstract

There is an acknowledged need for improved service provision in the context of autism spectrum disorders. Previous studies have demonstrated the positive role drum training can play in improving behavioral outcomes for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. However, to date, none of these studies has explored how these behavioral changes translate at the neural level. Our study provides strong evidence that drumming not only reduces hyperactivity and inattention in autistic adolescents but also strengthens functional connectivity in brain regions responsible for inhibitory control and action outcome monitoring.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humans, autism, Brain, Child, Learning, Music Therapy, Psychomotor Agitation, drumming, inhibitory control, Nervous System Physiological Phenomena, Adolescent, Emotions, fMRI, Autistic Disorder - therapy, Music
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Research Centres > Clem Burke Drumming Project
Academic Areas > Institute of Sport > Area > Sport Social Sciences
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Depositing User: Angela Roberts
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2022 14:42
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2022 12:33
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/6238

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