Daniel J. Levitin is the James McGill Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at McGill University and the author of bestseller The World in Six Songs. Levitin is presenting some of what we know about how music affects the brain, how people become musical experts and why we like the music we like. Is musicality genetic or just the product of hard work? Do we like music simply because of repetition? Are musicians’ brains different from everyone else’s? The talk will include musical examples.
The event takes place on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Johnson Auditorium, which is located on the campus of Coastal Carolina University. Admission is free and open to the public.