Purpose of the society is to further and initiate all activities that support, advance, and develop comprehensive knowledge and interdisciplinary exchange regarding the neuroscientific foundations of music perception and production as well as the role of music in clinical neurology for disorders of the human nervous system.
Activities will follow the scientific and clinical guidelines of the International Academy for Multidisciplinary Neurotraumatology (AMN), the World Federation of Neurorehabilitation (WFNR), and the Committee on Neurorehabilitation and Restorative Neurosurgery of the World Federation for Neurosurgery (WFNS). The support and advancement of research, education, and training within an interdisciplinary scientific context shall be given particular emphasis.
Four areas of emphasis and advocacy shall be pursued by the society:
- research in the basic neurobiology of music
- neurologic music therapy and neurorehabilitation
- music learning and training
- music development in early childhood*
*this area encompasses special efforts in music research and music education including sensorimotor, cognitive and affective development domains
The society shall be engaged in all activities in support of such areas of interest defined above, in particular in the academic training and continuing education of highly qualified academic and clinical professionals, and shall actively pursue international collaborations with other scientific units, academic institutions, and professional organizations, on the basis of mutual respect and consideration for the diversity of all cultures.