​NEUROSCI 289 Music and the Brain - Spring 2016

Instructors: Tobias Overath and Scott Lindroth

Musical perception and performance from artistic, subjective and neuroscientific perspectives. Presentations and didactic musical performances address how our brain detects and represents music, distinguishing music from other sounds, how we learn to perform and create music, the effects of music on brain structure and function, the evolution of musical forms, and musical antecedents and analogues in non-humans. Dialog between course directors, a professional musician and neuroscientist, highlights the intersection between artistic and scientific perspectives on this fundamental and aesthetic form of human expression. Background in music and/or neuroscience preferable, but not required.

Important Registration Note: Final enrollment cap will be raised to 40, (4 Sr, 4 Jr, 20 Soph, 12 Fr). If class is closed, add yourself to the wait list and you will be added to the course if a seat becomes available.