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Kennedy Center Event Series Explores Music and the Mind

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May 17, 2017

An upcoming event series at the Kennedy Center, Music and the Mind, June 2-3, will explore the connections between music, health/wellness, and science. The programs will allow the audience to engage with the latest scientific research behind music’s ability to engage and heal, from its effects on the developing brain to its therapeutic benefits for individuals with autism, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and neurological disorders.

According to the Kennedy Center, “The two-day program will explore the future of the intersection of music and science and amplify the wide-ranging scientific evidence of music's extraordinary power to change neural circuitry in the brain, tap into our memories, expand our creative potential, bring us together, and change lives.”

Some of the programs include:

  • Sound Health in Concert with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO)
  • Rhythm in Action Workshop with Arts on the Horizon
  • Music and Childhood Development with Dr. Nina Kraus
  • Breakthroughs with Music Therapy: Recovery, Resilience, & Quality of Life with Dr. Sheri Robb and Ben Folds

You can learn more about the event series here.

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