Here’s a piece for the University of New Hampshire’s alumni magazine, Connect. It accompanies a story called Music to their Brains. The author describes a study in which people have their brains monitored while they play musical instruments. With this research, scientists are learning how different parts of our brains relate to music. Various lobes are utilized to process hearing, touch, thinking, seeing, etc. With this study, researchers hope to to understand more about how our brains work. They also see potential in using musical performance as therapy for people with brain trauma. A special thanks to Valerie Lester for this stimulating assignment.
Below are ideas I submitted for this project.