Music Tectonics

Music and the Mind: Dr Psyche Loui on the Neuroscience of Creativity

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Have you ever had chills listening to a song that really resonated with you? In this episode, Tristra Newyear Yeager sits down with Dr. Psyche Loui to explore what the heck is happening in our brains when we listen to music. What technology are scientists using to navigate the unique intersection between psychology, neuroscience, and music? Find out how fine tuning atmospheric music can enhance certain brain frequencies and trigger specific brain activity, such as sustained attention. Discover how the latest tech advancements in connected brain listening have helped improve working memory in elderly patients. How will a more complete understanding of our neurological response to music influence the music content created? Will we be tuning into Spotify playlists of brain based compositions in the near future? Listen to find out!

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