Experiencing Music With Our Whole Brain with George Christian Jernstedt, Ph.D.

Making Music +Talks: Music & the Brain. Live community programs that examine how the brain interprets, experiences, remembers and processes music.

How could we hear music (or even compose music) without using our ears?  Can we hear music with our eyes? With touch? What happens inside our brain when we experience music?

Professor Chris Jernstedt will explain how the human mind is a storyteller, and why music is one of the more powerful ways we share stories. As its mysteries unfold, we are learning that far more is happening inside our brain than reaches our conscious awareness. How we experience music will guide further research in exploring the human mind.

George Christian Jernsted

Chris Jernstedt is Professor Emeritus of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Director Emeritus of the Center for Educational Outcomes at Dartmouth College, and Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Community and Family Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine.  He lectures around the world on the power of the human mind.



Making Music: The Science of Musical Instruments is made possible by donors to the David Goudy Discovery Fund. Programming for the exhibition is made possible with support from Clyde Watson and Denis Devlin.