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

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Tuning the Hemispheres: Music and the Brain

Why do we make and listen to music and what is happening in our brain when we experience it? Are we evolutionarily adapted for music? Can music make us smarter? What role does music play in the creation of our identities, and how have our interactions with it 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, YouTube, and the iPhone, our musical experiences continue to evolve.      

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. 

Books on Music and the Brain

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