Music and the Brain - The NZ Educators Neuroscience Conference 2017

Mayall, Jeremy Mark (2017) Music and the Brain - The NZ Educators Neuroscience Conference 2017. Turning Point - The NZ Educators Neuroscience Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 13 May 2017. (Unpublished)

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ABSTRACT – Music and the Brain “Without music, life would be a mistake” – Friedrich Nietzsche People are naturally multi-sensory beings. But due to the visually-dominated world we live in, it is often easy to forget how powerful the other senses are for how we experience life. Especially how the other senses affect our brains and our memories. As a composer, I am fascinated by the role that music plays in our lives, and how snippets of sound can be extraordinary triggers for memory and emotion. Music can affect the way we feel, and the way we experience the things around us. By realising the power music has, as an almost magical medium for learning and retaining information, we can begin to develop methods to facilitate ideal learning environments for students of all levels. This talk aims to explore: some of the connections music has with the brain, emotion and memory; how music can enhance creativity; some approaches for how to use music as a soundtrack for learning to help students retain information, be attentive and enhance the learning experience; and how music (and the arts) can help us to find a sense of mindfulness in our everyday lives. Presented at: TURNING POINT - The NZ Educators Neuroscience Conference 2017. 13 MAY 2017

Item Type:Paper presented at a conference, workshop, or other event which was not published in the proceedings
Keywords that describe the item:Music, composition, lecture,
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Q Science > QP Physiology
Divisions:Schools > School of Media Arts
ID Code:5329
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