Mon, Dec 04|
St. James Catholic Church
Every Brain Needs Music
Every Brain Needs Music is an entertaining and informative multi-media lecture and concert filled with music, humor, and discussions that show how our brains and music work in harmony.
Time & Location
Dec 04, 2023, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
St. James Catholic Church, 115 E Delaware Ave, Pennington, NJ 08534, USA
About The Concert
Whenever a person engages with music, countless neurons are firing―when a piano student practices a scale, a jazz saxophonist riffs on a melody, someone sobs to a sad song, or a wedding guest gets down on the dance floor. Playing an instrument requires all of the resources of the nervous system, including cognitive, sensory, and motor functions. Something as seemingly simple as listening to a tune involves mental faculties most of us don’t even realize we have.
Dr. Larry Sherman, a neuroscientist, author, public speaker, and lifelong musician is the co-author of Every Brain Needs Music: The Neuroscience of Making and Listening to Music (Columbia University Press, 2023) and has given public talks on the neuroscience of music around the globe. He uses visuals and live music to consider music in all the ways we encounter it―teaching, learning, practicing, listening, composing, improvising, and performing―showing how the brain functions and even changes in the process. Learn
new perspectives on learning to play, teaching, how to practice and perform, the ways we react to music, and why the brain benefits from musical experiences.
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