Development and testing of a sound simulator for active music therapy

Karina A. Nazarova, Nataliya E. Milchakova, Irina Ju. Mamedova, Mikhail S. Sapozhnikov


The objective of this paper is to substantiate the developed sensory neuropsychological simulator for active music therapy (AMTS), functioning according to the program of the comprehensive author's methodology of systematization of auditory means of influence on the functional state of a person. This is a new psychocorrectional tool used to develop sanogenic thinking and the formation of functional comfort in people with disabilities. From the point of view of the system-structural approach, the theoretical and methodological basis of the correction tool, flow chart of the device and layout manufacture, the interface design of the mobile application from the point of view of UX design are presented. The simulator contains built-in sound samples developed on the basis of the author's method “Profiling of the psychoacoustic effect of musical means of expressiveness”, which is based on a system of concepts, models and methods for identifying a person’s psychological profile. The reliability of the results is presented by a number of neurobiological studies both in laboratory and in real life conditions.


functional comfort, sanogenic thinking, accessible environment, universal design, music therapy, psychoacoustics

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