Music is not just sound, music is the way people listen to sound and it is continuous around us; on your IPhone, in the supermarket or in the club. Neuropsychologist Artur Jaschke (ArtEZ – VU – UMCG) talks about how special it is that almost every person can go along with a rhythm, while most people do not find themselves musically. What does music do to our brains?
Babies react emotionally to music, preschoolers can already measure a simple rhythm and in the club we get en masse in a trance. Is musicality innate or can you learn it? Do you have to know a lot about music to be able to listen to it properly? Do animals also hear music or is it really something human? And does every brain find the same thing ‘beautiful’?
Artur C. Jaschke is a researcher in Clinical Neuromusicology at the Faculty of Clinical Neuropsychology at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. His research focuses on the relationship between music, executive skills and the maturation of the brain. He is also a lecturer in Music-based Therapy Interventions at the ArtEZ Conservatory in Enschede.
thursday 30 of may
16.00 – 17.00 pm
ArtEZ Conservatorium – Theaterzaal
Entree: free of charge