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Research and Education

The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF) is dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of music therapy.


The IMNF assists other organizations on their research projects as needed, and regularly applies for research grants to study important theories and developments in music and neurological function as well as music and neuroscience.

For more information on current IMNF research projects, click here.

For more information on past IMNF research projects, click here.


The IMNF offers a series of workshops to help music therapists, scientists and other health-care professionals to expand their expertise. In addition, the IMNF recognizes the future of music therapy by providing internships to music therapy students.

For more information on research and educational opportunities at the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, please call 718-519–5840 or email imnf@centerlight.org.

This almost universal responsiveness to music is an essential part of our neural nature...Why this should be so is still a mystery. Our research is only now beginning to unlock those secrets.

Dr. Oliver Sacks