Our Musical Brain

Thursday, June 9, 2016
7:00 PM
Location: Koerner Hall at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1W2

From revealing music’s role in childhood development to helping us understand why something so intangible as music evokes powerful emotional responses, the Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness at CIFAR is advancing research to illuminate our understanding of ourselves.

Join CIFAR for an evening of science and music. Canada’s acclaimed chamber ensemble, the Gryphon Trio, teams up with leading neuroscientists and CIFAR Fellows Robert Zatorre (McGill University) and Laurel Trainor (McMaster University) to explore what happens in our brains when we engage with music.

Guided by our host, mezzo-soprano and CBC Radio 2 personality Julie Nesrallah, the evening will feature musical performances, scientific insights and real-time audience response-monitoring and interaction – all to reveal music’s deep connection to our conscious and unconscious brains.

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