We know that music brings joy and solace, and makes us feel happy," Spencer says. "But research has also discovered music plays a powerful role in the cognitive development of children. Music inspires creativity, imagination and self-expression. It also builds self-esteem and is good for memory skills."
Cellist Maya Beiser converses with cognitive scientist Dr. Jamshed Bharucha about tonality and what effect music has on our psyche and well being following a performance of Michael Harrison’s Just Ancient Loops as a part of the 2014 Brainwave Series at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City on Saturday, January 11 at 6PM. #Cello #CognitiveScience
On the eve of his fortieth birthday, Gary Marcus decided to fulfil a lifelong dream and learn to play the guitar. He has tried many times before - failing, miserably. This time, he decided to use the tools of his 'trade' as a cognitive scientist to see if he might succeed. A groundbreaking exploration of the allure of music, his journey is also and empowering tale of your mind's ability to grow throughout life..
We all know how eating fresh, organic, local food, exercising regularly, and keeping stress at bay helps us to be our healthiest selves. But in spite of our best efforts, sometimes, life just takes over! Know that feeling of when you’ve come back from vacation and instead of feeling rested you feel the need for rest? Or, how exhausted are you when you’ve had several days with very little sleep for a home or office project and can’t find the time to make those nourishing smoothies?