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|January 26, 2005||
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BRAIN/HEARING EXPERT AVAILABLE TO DISCUSS MUSIC'S IMPACTS ON THE MIND
William Martin, Ph.D., an expert on hearing and the brain, will be available late this week and early next week to discuss impacts of music on the brain and the unique public program on Feb. 1 (more information below). Contact Jim Newman in OHSU News and Publications at 503 494-8231 to schedule interviews.
WHAT: Oregon Health & Science University and the Oregon Symphony present "Music and the Brain." The lecture and musical event will feature neuroscience educator and former Winston-Salem Symphony conductor Paul Perret; and director of the OHSU Oregon Hearing Research Center Tinnitus Clinic William Martin, Ph.D. The two will be accompanied by members of the Oregon Symphony as they examine the role of music and the mind. This unique program will feature the science breakthroughs pertaining to music and its effect on our brains along with some of the best musical talent Portland has to offer.
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005
WHERE: First Congregational Church, 1126 S.W. Park Ave., downtown Portland
DETAILS: Why do some people have perfect pitch, while others can't carry a simple tune? Why are patients with brain disorders such as autism sometimes musically talented? How can one song cause joy for one listener and sorrow for another? These are some of the many questions scientists are beginning to ask and answer. For instance, recent research has unveiled the following:
Tickets cost $20. To purchase tickets and obtain additional information about this event and other Brain Awareness activities, visit http://www.oregonbrains.org or call 503 418-2515.