Musical Training and the Brain
On May 13, NCCAM had the pleasure of hosting Aniruddh (Ani) Patel, Ph.D., who delivered a lecture at NIH, “Exploring the Impact of Music on Brain Function,” as part of the Center's Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series. Following the lecture, NCCAM program officer Lee Alekel, Ph.D., sat down with Dr. Patel and asked him a few questions about the neurobiology of music and the brain.
Dr. Patel is an associate professor of psychology at Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts. Among his honors are serving as president of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (2009–2011) and receiving the 2009 Music Has Power Award from the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, New York City.
Watch the Q and A with Dr. Patel:
Also, you might be interested in viewing Dr. Patel's full lecture, “Exploring the Impact of Music on Brain Function.”