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.
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