Creativity / Health / Psychology
UNDERSTANDING 2020: The Science of Music
You’re invited to join us for this free presentation on the science behind music and how we respond accordingly to the feelings it invokes, focussing on its effects on our brain’s functionality.
Meet our speaker:
Prof Sarah Wilson – Head Of School, Melbourne School Of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne
Sarah is an internationally recognised expert in Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology. Her research program has advanced our understanding of the neural basis of human cognition and behaviour.
She has pioneered music neuroscience research in Australia, showing how music can enhance brain function in healthy individuals, and facilitate recovery after brain injury. She has described a new clinical syndrome that arises following treatment of neurological disorders, and her research has led to better management of the cognitive, emotional, and social difficulties faced by individuals recovering from brain injury.
Sarah employs behavioural, genetic, and neuroimaging techniques in her research, and heads a vibrant team in the Clinical and Music Neuroscience Lab. She is also the Director of Music, Mind and Wellbeing (MMW), a world-first initiative linking neuroscience with music and social wellbeing through a unique set of collaborations spanning music, science, health & more
About the ‘Understanding 2020’ event series:
These fortnightly online events are designed to delve into a range of topics focussed on very current and relevant topics, with evidence based research and leading psychologists driving the thought provoking discussions.
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