Episode #45: 'Sound Mind' with Neurobiologist Dr. Nina Kraus
Do you hear what I hear? Dr. Nina Kraus joins us today to talk about her newly released book “Of Sound Mind: How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World”. She will discuss some of the highlights of her book like how important sound is in our daily lives, how the hearing brain engages how we think, feel, move, and how it brings together information from our other senses, and why the “Sound Mind” is essential to how we experience the world. Listen to this episode to learn how to join our book giveaway.
In this episode, we cover:
- Nina Kraus' introduces her newly released book, “Of Sound Mind: How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World”
- How important is “Sound” in our lives?
- How does Sound work and does the brain make sense of sound?
- What is Sonic-self and how does it affect our daily lives?
- What are the things that we can do to cultivate an optimal sound environment?
- Can a body heal through the use of Sound?
- Dr. Nina Kraus - Neuroscientist who has done path breaking research on sound and hearing for more than thirty year. She is the author of the new book “Of Sound Mind: How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World”. Available on Amazon
- Dr. Kraus encourages listeners to explore Northwestern’s Brainvolts - The Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory explores how the sounds of our lives shape our brains.
- Isabelle Peretz - Specialist in the study of the "musical brain"
- Renee Fleming - An advocate for the study of the relationship between music and health, as well as the utility of music in neuroscience research. She serves as an Artistic Advisor of the Polyphony Foundation. Polyphony helps bridge divisions and foster a more civil society by bringing together Arab and Jewish children in Israel for the study and performance of classical music.
- Learn more about the Suzuki Method, A method that aims to provide and create an environment for learning music
- Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory - A 2014 documentary exploring diseases that impair neurological function, such as Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and proposes a treatment option that is claimed to improve a patient's quality of life.
- Katie Shelly - Illustrator of Nina’s book “Of Sound Mind”
- Dr. Bernie Krause - an American musician and soundscape ecologist. Author of the book, “The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places”. Listen to his recordings here
- The Cornell Lab of Ornithology - joins with people from all walks of life to make new scientific discoveries, share insights, and galvanize conservation action.
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