Music and the Mind

Ben Folds featured at ‘Music and Mind’ symposium
by Bill Snyder

“Music and the Mind,” a unique symposium that includes a performance by critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Ben Folds, will be held Thursday, June 12, at 7 p.m. in Ingram Hall of the Vanderbilt Blair School of Music.

Connections between neuroscience, psychology and music will be explored during a panel discussion featuring:

McGill University neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, author of This is Your Brain on Music;

Marianne Ploger, associate professor of music perception and cognition at Vanderbilt; and

David Zald, professor of psychology and psychiatry at Vanderbilt.
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, the performance and discussion will begin at 7 p.m.

Before the symposium, a research “exposition” will be held in the Ingram Hall lobby beginning at 5 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.