Music and the brain

In this podcast, hear about new insights into the complex relationship between music and cognition ⎮ 29 min 6 sec Listen

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Music deeply affects us emotionally, and individually — and now we know that our relationship with music provides a unique opportunity to gain further insight into the workings of the brain itself. We discuss the latest in music research with one of the editors of The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Brain. Hear about why we may prefer particular types of music, how being a musician can change the brain over time, and what happens to our musicality as we age. 

Learn more by listening to the podcast Music and the brain.

Further Information

The Nun Study: An article about the study, published in May 2001 — from The New York Times archive.


Emeritus Professor Donald A. Hodges, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Image - Gerd Altmann 

All in the Mind

Lynne Malcolm produced & presented this podcast series via, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio

All in the Mind is RN’s exploration of all things mental—a program about the mind, brain and behaviour, and the endlessly fascinating interactions between them. From dreaming to depression, memory to imagination, psychotherapy to psychopathy, emotion to obsession, All in the Mind explores the human condition through the mind’s eye. While many aspects of our minds remain seductively mysterious, new light is being shed on the way we think and the way we relate to each other all the time. All in the Mind brings together a diverse range of ideas and human experiences through the voices of great thinkers and powerful personal stories.