An Adaptive Cognitive Temporal-Causal Network Model of a Mindfulness Therapy Based on Music

  • S. Sahand Mohammadi Ziabari
  • Jan Treur
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11278)


In this paper the effect of a music therapy is modeled based on a Network-Oriented Modeling approach. Music therapy is a mindfulness therapy used since many years ago. The presented adaptive temporal-causal network model addresses music therapy for a person who in a first phase develops an extreme stressful emotion due to an ongoing stressful event. In a second phase, music therapy is considered to reduce the stress. This happens by playing memorable music first and then singing on that music. The music and the singing have a direct relaxing effect on the body. Hebbian learning is incorporated to increase the effect of the therapy.


Cognitive temporal-causal network model Hebbian learning Extreme emotion Music therapy Mindfulness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Behavioural Informatics GroupVrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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