Music, vibrotactile mediation and bodily sensations in anorexia nervosa : "It's like I can really feel my heart beating"
Patiño-Lakatos, Gabriela; Genevois, Hugues; Navarret, Benoît; Barbosa-Magalhaes, Irema; Lindenmeyer, Cristina; Corcos, Maurice; Letranchant, Aurélie (2020). Creating digital musical instruments with and for children: Including vocal sketching as a method for engaging in codesign. Human Technology, 16 (3), 372-405 DOI: 10.17011/ht/urn.202011256769
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©2020 Gabriela Patiño-Lakatos, Hugues Genevois, Benoît Navarret, Irema BarbosaMagalhaes, Cristina Lindenmeyer, Maurice Corcos, & Aurélie Letranchant, and the Open Science Centre, University of Jyväskylä
This article presents the theoretical, scientific, and methodological foundations for the design and implementation of an innovative technological and clinical platform that combined sound, music, and vibrotactile mediation used in a therapeutic setting by adolescents suffering from anorexia nervosa. In 2019, we carried out a pilot experiment with a group of 8 adolescent patients hospitalized in the Eating Disorders Unit of the Department of Adolescent and Young Adult Psychiatry of the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris in Paris. Within this clinical framework, we aimed to create conditions suitable for patients to reinvest in their “disaffected” bodily zones and internal experiences through reflecting on the sensations, emotions, and ideas generated by the sensory experiences created when sound and musical stimuli are transmitted through vibrations. The findings demonstrate the ways in which adolescent patients made use of the platform’s audiovibrotactile mediating objects to express a personal associative process through speech during their exchanges with clinical psychologists. ...