NEUROSCI 595: Language, Music and Dementia: Neuroscience Approaches

Spring 2023

Instructor: Edna Andrews

This course will explore the neuroscience data on cognitive processing of languages and music in healthy subjects and pathology. Specific attention will be given to the interaction of language(s) and music in the brain, music therapy and dementia and multilingualism and dementia. Topics will include the role of languages and music in building cognitive reserve, linguistic breakdown and cognitive decline in healthy aging and dementia, cross-cultural studies of pitch and timbre perception across languages of the world, possible benefits of multilingualism in healthy aging, interactions of singing and memory and the integration of auditory and visual neural systems in language and music.

  • LINGUIST 595
  • MUSIC 595
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