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Say It With Rhythm! A Performance Demo with Dr. Nina Kraus featuring Mickey Hart and Zakir Hassain (part of Sound Health: Music and the Mind)

Saturday, September 8, 2018 11:00 AM

Sound Health

Neuroscientists Dr. Nina Kraus and Dr. Adam Gazzaley are joined by legendary percussionist of the Grateful Dead Mickey Hart and tabla master Zakir Hussain to illustrate the art and science of rhythm. 

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It’s probably no surprise, but rhythm and language have been proven to go hand in hand in the world of neuroscience. Rhythm skills underlie normal language development, and rhythmic disorders can be at the heart of language disorders. In this lively discussion-demonstration, neuroscientists Dr. Nina Kraus and Dr. Adam Gazzaley are joined by legendary percussionist of the Grateful Dead Mickey Hart and tabla master Zakir Hussain to illustrate the art and science of these vital discoveries. You’ll witness first-hand examples of how music can strengthen rhythm skills for language, and how interactive computer interfaces can provide a new avenue for digital music medicine.