The Library of Congress‘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.
Your Brain on Jazz: Neural Substrates of Spontaneous Improvisation: Dr. Charles J. Limb
The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature: Dr. Daniel Levitin
The Music of Language and the Language of Music: Dr. Aniruddh D. Patel, Esther J. Burnham Fellow, Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, California
Dangerous Music: Jessica Krash, George Washington University and Norman Middleton, Library of Congress Music Division
From Mode to Emotion in Musical Communication: Steven Brown
Halt or I’ll Play Vivaldi! Classical Music as Crime Stopper: Jacqueline Helfgott