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May 4 at 8:30 am PDT | Perfect Harmony: Music and Its Impact on the Brain

May 4 at 8:30 am PDT | Perfect Harmony: Music and Its Impact on the Brain

Music is powerful. Music instruction accelerates brain development in young children and can provide emotional and behavioral benefits for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Repeated listening to music benefits brain plasticity—the ability of its neural networks to change through growth and reorganization. How can we harness the power of music to keep our brains engaged throughout our lives? This panel will showcase music's profound effects on memory, reasoning, speech, and emotion.


Richard Lui
Anchor and Journalist, MSNBC and NBC News


Renée Fleming
Special Projects Advisor, LA Opera; Artistic Advisor, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Charles Limb
Professor and Chief of Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, UC San Francisco Medical Center

Susan Magsamen
Executive Director, International Arts + Mind Lab, Johns Hopkins University

Michael Rossato-Bennett
Writer, Director and Producer, Alive Inside