Trying to understand why hearing that song from the 8th grade dance elicits such awkward nostalgia ... and why music from the past lights up the lives of Alzheimer's patients.
Our goal is to understand the psychology and neuroscience behind the somewhat ephemeral concept and potent musical experience of being "in the groove."
Music functions in three broadly defined spaces. Understanding the varieties of music and musical experience necessitates exploration of each of these fascinating spaces and their interactions.
The connection between Music, Spirituality, Religion and the Human Brain is nearly universal. This project examines the relationship between these integral aspects of human culture in terms of underlying psychological and neuroscientific principles.