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Music and the Brain

By Library of Congress

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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.

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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.