Linguistic and Musical Processing and the Brain

Project Team

This Bass Connections project explored the impact of musicianship and multilingualism on delaying the behavioral symptoms of dementia. It is the first scientific effort of its kind to address the interrelationship between languages, music and dementia. The project’s experimental design included data collection from human subjects through the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging and behavioral data, such as interviews, recordings and language proficiency testing.

Presentation by Edna Andrews, Hannah Folks, Caroline Gamard, Yana Lowry, Hope Morales, Devika Naphade, Neema Sharda, Krishna Sinha, Hanna Stern and Lena Yannella