What you'll do
Join us for an exclusive evening of music & conversation at the USC Brain & Creativity Institute’s Cammilleri Hall. A curated range of musicians will play music selected for their specific neurological responses evoked in the brain. Simultaneously, brain images of a participant listening to the same music will project before you, taking you on a journey through the brain's responses to each piece. Afterward, distinguished researchers will discuss their current projects investigating the connection between music & the brain. Why does music elicit strong emotional response? How does learning to play an instrument help in children development? This event will illustrate these answers & more as we explore unique connections between music, neuroscience & human development.
Dr. Assal Habibi
I am a trained classical pianist and also a neuroscience researcher who have worked in this field for over 7 years. As a classically trained musician and a neuroscientist, I am excited to share our understanding of the relationship between brain and music. Why we like to listen to music? What parts of our brain are activated when we listen to music ? How does music training help with brain health?
About the organization
USC Brain & Creativity Institute
Beginning in 2012, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and their youth orchestra program (YOLA) and Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), USC's Brain & Creativity Institute has been investigating the effects of music training on childhood development in inner-city children. Results from the Institute's ongoing work will have important applications for future music education public policy.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to USC Brain & Creativity Institute.
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Where you'll be
Side by side with modern laboratories dedicated to scientific investigation of mind & brain, this live performance and conversation will take place at the USC Brain & Creativity Institute's classical auditorium, Cammilleri Hall. The hall will only open to the public for this one night experience.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Up to 75 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
An Evening of Music & Neuroscience