Sync Project is developing music as medicine.

 

Intuitively we know the power that music has over us. We all self-medicate with music. Recent research has shown that music affects the same neural pathways that are regulated by psychostimulants and other drugs.

Sync Project is building on this foundation and partnering with the world’s leading scientists and musicians on the first-ever large-scale studies to measure how the structural properties of music – like beat, key and timbre – impact biometrics such as heart rate, brain activity and sleep patterns. Sync Project is applying machine learning to this dataset to develop personalized music therapeutics.

 
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Press and Science

 
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"We as a species have long had an intuitive understanding that music has physical benefits, but now the science exists to back this up. The Sync Project is at the forefront of putting these findings into some kind of practical, usable form."
– Peter Gabriel

 
 
 
 

"The product in question is wildly ambitious: musical treatment programs for medical conditions that match the efficacy of drug-based treatment without subjecting patients to the dangers and side effects of pharmacological programs."

 
 
 

Sync Session Highlights
Scientists on the potential of Sync Project to advance research into the health effects of music

Music as Precision Medicine
Marko Ahtisaari Keynote at IXDA16

Our Team

Marko Ahtisaari CEO Co-Founder

Marko Ahtisaari
CEO
Co-Founder

Ketki Karanam Head of Science Co-Founder

Ketki Karanam
Head of Science
Co-Founder

Yadid Ayzenberg Chief Technology & Product Officer Co-Founder

Yadid Ayzenberg
Chief Technology & Product Officer
Co-Founder

Steve Sian Software Engineer

Steve Sian
Software Engineer

Chris Farrell iOS Engineer

Chris Farrell
iOS Engineer

Joe Rossi Software Engineer

Joe Rossi
Software Engineer

Jeff Miller Design Director

Jeff Miller
Design Director

Rob Haslinger Lead Data Scientist

Rob Haslinger
Lead Data Scientist

Alex de Raadt St. James Partnerships & Marketing

Alex de Raadt St. James
Partnerships & Marketing

 

Board & Advisors

Joi Ito Board Member Director, MIT Media Lab

Joi Ito
Board Member
Director, MIT Media Lab

Daphne Zohar Board Member CEO, Puretech

Daphne Zohar
Board Member
CEO, Puretech

Steven Holtzman Board Member CEO, Decibel Therapeutics  

Steven Holtzman
Board Member
CEO, Decibel Therapeutics
 

Dame Marjorie Scardino Board Member Chairman, MacArthur Foundation

Dame Marjorie Scardino
Board Member
Chairman, MacArthur Foundation

David Shaw Advisor Managing Partner, Black Point Group

David Shaw
Advisor
Managing Partner, Black Point Group

Robert Zatorre Advisor McGill NeuroScience

Robert Zatorre
Advisor
McGill NeuroScience

Tristan Jehan Advisor Principal Scientist, Spotify

Tristan Jehan
Advisor
Principal Scientist, Spotify

Adam Gazzaley Advisor Director, UCSF Neuroscience Imaging Center

Adam Gazzaley
Advisor
Director, UCSF Neuroscience Imaging Center

Annie Clark (St. Vincent) Advisor Grammy Award Winner

Annie Clark (St. Vincent)
Advisor
Grammy Award Winner

Esa-Pekka Salonen Advisor Conductor/Composer London Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen
Advisor
Conductor/Composer London Philharmonia Orchestra

Jon Hopkins Advisor Producer/Musician

Jon Hopkins
Advisor
Producer/Musician

Peter Gabriel Advisor Grammy Award Winner

Peter Gabriel
Advisor
Grammy Award Winner

 

Sync Project Blog

Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Sync Project and research into the health effects of music

 
 
 
 
 

Contact Us

Sync Project
186 South Street
Boston, MA, 02111
United States

 
 

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