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Published on Jul 29, 2013
As part of a growing body of research on arts and brain function, music research has many people listening. Neuroscience has helped to demonstrate the work of innovative music-education programs around the country. One such program, Harmony Project, is an award-winning organization that provides research-based music education to at-risk youth in Los Angeles, California. For two decades, neurobiologist Nina Kraus has pioneered multidisciplinary research on how music affects brain function across the lifespan. Dr. Kraus, principal investigator at the Auditory Neuroscience Lab at Northwestern University, will share her latest findings on music learning and brain development as they relate to Harmony Project. Presentations by Margaret Martin, Project Harmony founder and Ms. Kraus were followed by a Q&A session with the public.