Music and the Brain
The Library of Congress presents a series and section labeled as Music and the Brain. Lectures, conversations and symposia focus on the recognition of research combining neuroscience and music. Scientists and scholars, composers, performers, theorists, physicians, psychologists, and other experts joined in creating a two-year series.
"Ten compelling programs in the 2008-9 season feature a diverse lineup of speakers, including neuroscientists Daniel J. Levitin, Antonio Damasio, Aniruddh D. Patel, and Steven Brown. Science, music and medicine converge in talks exploring a range of topics–the role of music and human evolution, and the universality of music across cultures; how the human brain is designed to perceive, understand, and like music; how the perception of music and the response to it is deeply rooted in human biology; how music conveys meaning and emotion; depression and creativity; and music, the brain, and behavior."Some of the programs titles were: Your Brain on Jazz: Neural Substrates of Spontaneous Improvisation; The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature and "Halt or I'll Play Vivaldi! Classical Music as Crime Stopper" .
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