CAROL JOY

JOI NEURON is an educational wellness approach designed to engage young and adult audiences through music, stories and games to generate positive emotions. With JOI NEURON is possible to start the promotion of health, self-worth, and compassion as early as elementary school to reduce the risk of anxiety, depression, and violence. 

BRAIN

Brain facts

EMOTION

Your emotions

SOCIAL

The emotions of others

ALERT

Tricky unsafe situations

ALIVE

Healthy habits

THE SCIENCE BEHIND JOI NEURON

There is evidence that art-based programs are effective in reducing adverse physiological and psychological outcomes. Creative expression as a healing process has been used in both clinical and informal practice to promote wellness. Music is the most accessible and most researched medium of art and healing. Music engagements can calm neural activity in the brain, which may lead to reductions in anxiety, helping to restore emotional balance. On the other hand, the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) educational components help individuals of all ages to develop their cognitive capabilities to levels much beyond what was considered possible in the past (National Science Foundation).