NEUROSCI 289: Music and the Brain

Spring 2022

Instructor: Jan Tobias Overath, Scott Lindroth

This course explores the musical perception and performance from artistic, subjective and neuroscientific perspectives. Presentations/didactic musical performances address how our brain detects and represents music, distinguishing music from other sounds, how we learn to perform and create music, the effects of music on brain structure and function, musical schema and musical antecedents and analogues in non-humans. Dialogue between course instructors, a professional musician and a neuroscientist, highlights the intersection between artistic and scientific perspectives on this fundamental and aesthetic form of human expression. A music and/or neuroscience background is preferred, but not required.

  • MUSIC 289
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