20 episodes

The Library's Music and the Brain events offer lectures, conversations and symposia about the explosion of new research at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and music. Project chair Kay Redfield Jamison convenes scientists and scholars, composers, performers, theorists, physicians, psychologists, and other experts at the Library for a compelling 2-year series, with generous support from the Dana Foundation.

Music and the Brain Library of Congress

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.0, 87 Ratings

The Library's Music and the Brain events offer lectures, conversations and symposia about the explosion of new research at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and music. Project chair Kay Redfield Jamison convenes scientists and scholars, composers, performers, theorists, physicians, psychologists, and other experts at the Library for a compelling 2-year series, with generous support from the Dana Foundation.

    Music as Medicine

    Music as Medicine

    Host Steve Mencher talks with Dr. Deforia Lane, Director of Music Therapy, Univeristy Hospitals of Cleveland.

    • 19 min
    The Future of Music

    The Future of Music

    Host Steve Mencher talks with Tod Machover, composer and Director, Professor of Music and Media, and Director of the Opera of the Future Group at MIT.

    • 27 min
    Music Therapy, Alzheimer's and Post-Traumatic Stress

    Music Therapy, Alzheimer's and Post-Traumatic Stress

    Host Steve Mencher talks with Alicia Clair about Music Therapy, Alzheimer's and Post-Traumatic Stress

    • 17 min
    Music and Grief

    Music and Grief

    Host Steve Mencher talks with Music and the Brain Series advisor Kay Redfield Jamison about her book Nothing Was The Same.

    • 17 min
    Wellness and Growth: Acoustic Medicine and Music Therapy

    Wellness and Growth: Acoustic Medicine and Music Therapy

    Host Steve Mencher talks with Dr. Jayne Standley, Director of the Music Therapy Program, Florida State University.

    • 20 min
    Wellness and Growth: Acoustic Medicine and Music Therapy

    Wellness and Growth: Acoustic Medicine and Music Therapy

    Host Steve Mencher talks with Dr. Vera Brandes, Director, Research Program Music Medicine, Paracelsus Medical Private University, Salzburg.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

Aly6060 ,

want more/ suggestions

I thoroughly enjoyed this series of podcasts and after listening to each one, I agree with a previous review that it left me wanting more information. I think the interviews should be more in depth and if that is not possible then it should be made a point to provide links to find more information.

Menschmedia ,

producer weighs in

This is to ask those who DON'T produce this podcast to tell us what you think... seriously - we created this to be a place where people start to talk about what we think is one of the most exciting developments in both science and the arts - that is, a new approach to thinking about music as it relates to things like brain structure, brain chemistry, evolution, and more. Listen to these podcasts, and let us know if there's a hunger for more like this, or if you'd like to listen to this in different settings - like on the "radio" or on the web where it could be surrounded by related links you could follow to get more information.
What about the format - just talk, no music or sound. Too dry? A welcome change?
Let us know - here -

Thanks td#21 for your thoughtful comments - this is, in some ways, just a gloss on the subject, given that it's 15 to 20 minutes - but I take your point - you want me to dig in a bit more, and sometimes I do. Listen to some others, and please share your comments good and bad.
best,
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td#21 ,

love the subject wanted more substance

The Stephen Brown session left quite a bit unanswered. Thanks Mensch...... great interview savvy. Come on smart kid tell me something compelling. He started something with the major/minor issue and obviously is highly intellegent and well studied but, I don't have anything interesting to take from this. Maybe had he sang he responses? I guess it did leave me wanting to know more. I'm looking forward to other interviews.

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