Columbia University in the City of New York

Feb 16, 20212:00 pm
Performance and Dialogue

Music on the Brain: Love Makes The Brain Go Wow

Bringing together jazz music and science as we celebrate the way that music affects our brains and bodies.

February 16th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Online

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Event Description

Music on the Brain brings together jazz music and science in an exploration of how music affects our brains and bodies. Join us for a performance from inaugural Jazz Artist-in-Residence and Steinway Artist, pianist Helen Sung. The performance will be accompanied by conversation between Sung and featured scientist Matthew Sachs, an expert in the neuroscience of emotions associated with hearing music. Join us as we explore how music affects the brain and our emotions. Free on Facebook Live and Youtube.

Matthew Sachs is a neuroscientist whose research focuses on understanding the neural and behavioral mechanisms involved in emotions and feeling in response to music. Matthew’s projects capture the patterns of neural activity that accompany uniquely human experiences with music, such as feelings of chills, pleasurable sadness, and nostalgia. Matthew is the 2019 Robert A. Burt Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience at Columbia University.

Music on the Brain is a collaboration between the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute.

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