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FYS: Tuning the Hemispheres: Music and the Brain: Start Here

An introduction to library services for students in the Tuning the Hemisphere's FYS.

Tuning the Hemispheres: Music and the Brain

What happens in our brain when we listen to music? What parts of the brain are activated? Have humans been adapted for music? Can music make you smarter? What role does music play in the creation of our personal identities? How have our interactions with music changed over time? This seminar will examine the psychological and physiological effects that music has on the human brain, and consider it in broad contexts and specific case studies.  We will consider how, in the age of Spotify, Pandora and the iPhone, we communicate with one-another at an interpersonal level through music.


Where to Find Scholarly Sources about Music

The databases featured in this box are particularly useful for this class. You can learn more about databases on the Research Hub. Click the parrot. 

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Subject Guide

Books on Music and the Brain

You can search WorldCat Local to find more books that are available at the Smith Library and books you can access from around the world.