Music and the brain

March 13, 2013


Music surrounds us — but why does this art form take such a dominant role in our lives? What happens in our mind when we hear music and how does it effect our emotions? Even with passive listening to music, specific parts of the brain can show activation or increased “neural” activity. What is it about music that can so dramatically affect brain activity?  Are there things that we can learn from music, and its effect on the brain that can help treat people with neurological and cognitive disorders?  These are questions that our panel addressed on . Panelists include Neelum Aggarwal MD, Associate Professor of neurological sciences, Rush University Medical Center and KV 265 Board member; and Dr. Hans C. Breiter, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Scientific Director of the Warren Wright Adolescent Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.


This event was recorded March 13, 2013 at  Northwestern University's Hughes Auditorium.