Conte Center

Vanderbilt / NIMH Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research

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Vanderbilt University
465 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232
615-936-1898
For more information,
please contact Denise Malone.



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Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music,
Vanderbilt University

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Research Exhibition begins at 5:00 PM
Symposium at 7:00 PM

This event is free and open to the public, though registration is required.
How does music affect the brain? How can music be used in therapy? What insights can brain science provide to music as an art form, and understanding the nature of individual differences in musical aptitude and appreciation?

Find out the answers to these questions and more at
Melding Music and the Mind in Music City: An Exposition to Explore Novel Connections Between Neuroscience, Psychology and Music.

This event is a combination of performance, presentation and a panel discussion.

The symposium features
Ben Folds, multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer and owner of Grand Victor Sound Studio (historic RCA Studio A) and Dr. Daniel J. Levitin, Professor of Psychology at McGill University, accomplished musician and author of the best-selling book "This is Your Brain on Music."

Also on the panel are
David Zald, Ph.D., also an accomplished musician and Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt and Marianne Ploger, Associate Professor of Music Perception and Cognition and Director of the Musicianship Program at Blair.

Prior to the symposium, explore posters from Vanderbilt scientists and information tables for community organizations. This cross-disciplinary Research Exhibition will bring together scientists and local organizations to further health, education and science initiatives in Music City.

For additional questions or inquiries, please contact Beth Sims.




Directions & Parking

Blair School of Music is located at 2400 Blakemore Avenue in Nashville.

Free parking is available after 4pm in the West Garage, at the intersection of 25th Avenue and Children's Way.

Use the entrance on Children's Way (see below map), directly across from the Blair School of Music.

Click on the map for driving directions.
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The Music & The Mind Research Exposition is Co-Sponsored by the Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences; Blair School of Music; College of Arts & Science, The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy; Peabody College; School of Engineering; Vanderbilt Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research and Vanderbilt Brain Institute.