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Introduction

  • Lars Ole Bonde
  • Töres Theorell
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Abstract

This introductory chapter introduces the new research field of music and public health and its history especially in the Nordic countries. The book is divided into three parts: (1) epidemiological research in music and public health in the Nordic countries, comprising three chapters; (2) empirical studies as a basis for theories on music and public health, comprising five chapters; and (3) music as a prophylactic resource – examples of projects and initiatives, comprising five chapters. Each part and the included chapters are introduced briefly.

Keywords

Music Public health Epidemiology Prophylaxis Psychophysiological reactions Health musicking 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Communication and PsychologyAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.Karolinska InstituteStress Research Institute, Stockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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