Impact of Music on the Brain

Here’s a list of renowned researchers!

Dr Oliver
Sacks

Dr Daniel
Levitin

Dr Anita
Collins

Dr Jessica
Grahn

Dan
Cohen

Dr Costa
Karageorghis

Dr Oliver Sacks

Dr Oliver Sacks was a neurologist, best-selling author, and a Professor of Neurology at the NYU School of Medicine. The New York Times has referred to him as “the poet laureate of medicine”.

He is best known for his collections of neurological case histories, including The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain and An Anthropologist on Mars. Awakenings, his book about a group of patients who had survived the great encephalitis lethargica epidemic of the early 20th century, inspired the 1990 Academy Award-nominated feature film starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams.

Oliver Sacks’ webpage – http://www.oliversacks.com/

Music and Memory – http://musicandmemory.org/music-brain-resources/music-and-the-brain/

Musicophilia – Tales of Music and the Brain – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdYplKQ4JBc

Dr Daniel Levitin

Dr Daniel Levitin is a neuroscientist, musician and author. He earned his B.A. in Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Science at Stanford University and PhD in Psychology from the University of Oregon. He is the author of three consecutive #1 bestselling books: This Is Your Brain on Music, The World in Six Songs and The Organized Mind.

Dr Daniel Levitin’s webpage – http://daniellevitin.com/publicpage/

The World in Six Songs: Dr Daniel Levitin at TEDx USC 2012 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAl2I30SoTA

Dr Anita Collins

Dr Anita Collins has a PhD in neuroscience and music education. She is an Assistant Professor of Music and Arts Education at the University of Canberra and a Visiting Lecturer at the Australian National University. In 2014, Anita was the author of a short animated TED Ed film, which will have reached over 14 million views by mid-2016 and translated into 27 languages, and as a presenter at TEDx Canberra, which is being viewed over one million times to-date. At this time, Anita’s TED Ed film is the most watched lesson ever made.

Anita Collins’ webpage – www.anitacollinsmusic.com

What if every child had access to music education from birth? – www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueqgenARzlE

How playing an instrument benefits your brain – www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0JKCYZ8hng

Dr Jessica Grahn

Dr Jessica Grahn is a cognitive neuroscientist who studies music. She is an Associate Professor in the Brain and Mind Institute and the Department of Psychology at Western University, in London, Ontario.

Dr Jessica Grahn’s webpage – http://www.jessicagrahn.com

Music on the Brain: Jessica Grahn at TEDx Waterloo 2013 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1vlTI0EsPk

Dan Cohen

Dan Cohen is the founding Executive Director of non-profit organisation, Music & Memory, and a former Consultant/Trainer for the U.S. Department of Education. He earned his MSW from Adelphi University, an MA in Professional Studies from Long Island University and a BS in Psychology from Hofstra University. Music & Memory brings personalised music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life. From listening to personal music favourites, persons with dementia, Parkinson’s and other diseases that damage brain chemistry also reconnect to the world and gain improved quality of life.

Music & Memory’s webpage – http://musicandmemory.org/about/leadership/

Dr Costas Karageorghis

Dr Costas Karageorghis is Associate Professor of Sport Psychology at Brunel University in London. He has spent the last 20 years conducting research into the psychological effects of music in the domain of sport and exercise, a topic that his name has become synonymous with in the world’s media. In this time, Karageorghis has developed a theory to explain how music influences performance and mental states, produced a measure of the motivational qualities of music, led numerous experimental studies, and conducted several extensive reviews of research into the effects of music in exercise. His output includes more than 150 scholarly articles, seven exercise-related music albums, and the 2011 Human Kinetics text Inside Sport Psychology.

About Dr Costas Karageorghis – http://www.brunel.ac.uk/people/costas-karageorghis

4 Remarkable Ways Music Can Enhance Athletic Performance – https://thehealthsciencesacademy.org/health-tips/music-can-enhance-athletic-performance/