What’s new with music and the brain research at Vanderbilt?

  • Vanderbilt will be hosting the Society for Music Cognition and Perception (SMPC) conference from August 1-5, 2015! More information at vkc.mc.vanderbilt.edu/smpc2015/
  • Music and Brain Seminar & Discussion Series Spring meeting dates:  Tuesday Jan. 27, Tuesday Feb. 24, Tuesday March 24, and Tuesday April 21 . Email Lindsey.Dethrage@vanderbilt.edu to be added to our mailing list.
  • Visit Research Expo to learn about some recent music and brain research going on at Vanderbilt. Here you can take a virtual poster tour from our June 12, 2014 Research Exposition.

Music is as old as human history but, within the last decades, revolutionary scientific advances in psychology, genetics and brain imaging are making it possible to explore music and its effects in our lives in dramatically new ways. Studies in music cognition include listening, remembering, performing, learning, and composing music, as well as movement and dance. Behavioral studies and neuroimaging provide a window into the brain basis of music behaviors and their role in language and learning.  Research on music and the mind at Vanderbilt is advancing this knowledge base across multiple disciplines, including psychology, neuroscience, medicine, education, and music performance.

















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