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How Does Music Change Your Brain?

March 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

How Does Music Change Your Brain

Moderated by Elise Hu, International Correspondent, NPR

A quarter century ago, neurologist Oliver Sacks wrote of a young patient whose brain tumor appeared to have cost him his memory–until the music of his favorite group, the Grateful Dead, broght him back to reality. Today, scholars in the field of neuromusicology suggest that music can be a tool to improve our brains–helping children develop faster, improving the performance of athletes and computer programmers, and even reducing the number of mistakes made by physicians. What does listening to or making music do to the different parts of our brains and the chemicals that help us think? And what potential does music have as a treatment for conditions from anxiety to Alzheimer’s? Songwriter and actress Mary Steenburgen, research psychologist Assal Habibi, and Mark Tramo, neuroscientist and director of the Institute for Music & Brain Science, visit Zócalo to explore how music transforms our brains.

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March 19, 2020
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7:30 pm
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800 Wilshire Blvd
800 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017 United States
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https://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/how-does-music-change-your-brain/

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Date:
March 19, 2020
Time:
7:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

800 Wilshire Blvd
800 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017 United States
+ Google Map
Website:
https://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/how-does-music-change-your-brain/