Music and the Brain

March 13, 2013

Northwestern University, Chicago Campus, Hughes Auditorium
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA


Music surrounds us — but why does this art form take such a dominant role in our lives? What happens in our mind when we hear music and how does it effect our emotions? Even with passive listening to music, specific parts of the brain can show activation or increased “neural” activity. What is it about music that can so dramatically affect brain activity?  Are there things that we can learn from music, and its effect on the brain that can help treat people with neurological and cognitive disorders?  These are questions that our featured panel will discuss on March 13, 2013 at Hughes Auditorium.

– Neelum Aggarwal MD, Associate Professor of neurological sciences, Rush University Medical Center and KV 265 Board member
– Dr. Hans C. Breiter, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Scientific Director of the Warren Wright Adolescent Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


Parking: Discounted parking will be made available at the 222 E. Huron St. garage.

Event Details

The Chicago Council on Science and Technology and KV 265 present

Music and the Brain


Where: Hughes Auditorium at Northwestern University Chicago Campus, 303 East Superior


When: Wednesday, March 13th 2013.

Reception and Registration: 5:00pm
Presentation – 6:00pm

Fees: Complimentary for C2ST members and KV 265 members / $30 for Non-members / $5 for Students

Register at C2ST’s event registration site