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Music and the Brain

by Library of Congress

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Description

The Library's Music and the Brain events offer lectures, conversations and symposia about the explosion of new research at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and music. Project chair Kay Redfield Jamison convenes scientists and scholars, composers, performers, theorists, physicians, psychologists, and other experts at the Library for a compelling 2-year series, with generous support from the Dana Foundation.

Customer Reviews

Fascinating Series

As a professional songwriter and former engineer, I find this series to be a fascinating discussion that satisfies both sides of the brain. Intelligent, educational, interesting are but a few of the adjectives that describe the various topics covered so far. I have learned quite a lot about how music relates to the brain and visa versa. Some of the discussions require more than a basic understanding of music, while others do not. But if you just listen, no matter what your level of musical knowledge, you will find extremely enlightening explanations and theories. I highly recommend this offering from the LOC to anyone interested in music, the brain. or both.

Best podcast available

Excellent series. Awaiting new installations as soon as possible.

Music Therapy and Alzheimer

Just knowing this website exists for all to access is incredible. And FREE. Fabulous. I will be passing this on to all my friends, including musician friends, which include many music teachers, and colleagues in the teaching field. Most of us are aware of much of this information, but having a place to access this to backup our constant battle to keep music in schools, is a real gift.
Also, having a close friend with early onset Alzheimer's, having more information on music in their life is near and dear to me.
I am a musician and have found that music has many positive uses for this person. The more we learn about this use of music for ALzheimer's, the better the chances of our knowing how to use it to improve their lives.

Thanks and keep this type of information flowing our way.