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There are 6 comments on Music and the Brain

  1. Congrats Clayton! What a great story! Recently I went to the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. while attending American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Annual Advocacy Forum. The garden’s seasonal exhibit thru April 27, 2014 is Orchid Symphony where I felt a complete change in mood with beautiful orchids, whimsical topiaries in the shapes of musical instruments, musical fountains dancing to classical music-it was incredible! So I’m thrilled to see this symposium!


  2. The tie into neuroscience for me is the AFSP advocacy forum I attended where the latest in brain research was discussed, including the nation’s first-ever Prioritized Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention: An Action Plan to Save Lives just released in February by Dr. Tom Insel, director, NIMH, Patrick Kennedy, One Mind for Research and the importance of donating brain tissue for medical research-very exciting. Congrats again to Clayton for organizing the event!

  3. Totally awesome!

    When I saw the 2009 PBS Documentary “The Music Instinct: Science and Song”, hosted by Bobby McFerrin and Daniel Levitin, I couldn’t help but marvel at all the wonderful work being done in the Boston area. This Documentary featured all three symposium speakers. Lamentably BU didn’t seem to be part of the action.

    Now, miraculously an undergraduate has come, turned heads toward BU, and hopefully the right interdisciplinary connections will follow.


  4. This is a fascinating subject of research. Please make available copies of the proceeding so that we can read about the latest thinking and evolution in theory.

    Cheers to you Clayton!

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