The Mystery of Music and our Brain

by dr. Cyrille Ferrier, neurologist at the University Medical Center Utrecht, live music starting 19.30 hrs.

Organised by Studium Generale

Tue 17 June 2014 19:30 to 22:00

Venue Impulse, gebouwnummer 115
Stippeneng 2
6708 WE Wageningen
0317 48 28 28

Unlike language, no specific area for musicality seems to exist in the brain. But what happens if an illness in the brain risks to disturb the skills of a musician? Is it possible to avoid damage to musical skills during brain surgery? Dr. Cyrille Ferrier, neurologist at the University Medical Center Utrecht, will shed a light on the unknown world of music in our brain.

Doctor Ferrier’s expertise is mapping the brain in preparation for surgery. He will show us how he determines during brain surgeries what parts of the brain can be removed without affecting musical skills. He will explain how music influences brain development and if there is a link between brain development, music and tonal languages such as Chinese.

To get you in the mood we’ll start the evening with a little live music. Come, listen and participate!

The Wageningen Student Choir and Orchestra (WSKOV) celebrates its 95th anniversary this year. At this occasion WSKOV and Studium Generale organize a lecture on the complex relationship between musical skills and our brain structure.”

Live music starts at 19:30, the lecture starts at 20:00.