Illustrations of various musical instruments
Daniel Levitin, professor of neuroscience at McGill University, describes the way that learning a musical instrument alters and strengthens key areas of the brain.
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Your selections: The Arts and the Brain
People with dementia can still recognize their favorite tunes, even when they remember little else leading researchers to investigate the potential of music therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.
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Pat Metheny discusses music’s impact on the brain; the process of creativity in music, art, and science; and the role of music in healing.
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This video shows how the right-and-left-brained belief came to be and why it is a myth.
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Kenneth Elpus, assistant professor of music education at the University of Maryland, discusses his experience as a music teacher and the fragmentation of art education in public schools.
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  • 22 min
Daniel Levitin, professor of neuroscience at McGill University, describes the way that learning a musical instrument alters and strengthens key areas of the brain.
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  • 22 min
Nina Kraus, professor at Northwestern University, discusses how our brains process sound, and how making music can help offset language deficiencies.
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  • 25 min
Ping Ho, founder and director of UCLArts and Healing, describes how art education is a matter of public health.
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Teaching young people how to play music and create art can have lasting benefits for the brain.
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Abstract paintings test your brain in a unique way.
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Trauma silences its victims, but art can help those suffering from the psychological wounds of war begin to open up and heal.
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Help your students create videos about the brain and nervous system.
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Where in the brain does creativity come from?
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