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Our Musical Brain Webcast

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  Event produced in partnership with the Royal Conservatory of Music.

This event celebrates the launch of the Azrieli program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness at CIFAR and is presented with the generous support of:



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An evening of science and music featuring the Gryphon Trio and Julie Nesrallah. Join the conversation online using the hashtag #MusicScience.

Jun 9, 2016

7:00 PM

Koerner Hall at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning,
273 Bloor Street West,
Toronto, ON



Laurel Trainor
Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
McMaster University

Our Musical Brain Webcast


Robert Zatorre
Montreal Neurological Institute
McGill University

From revealing music’s role in childhood development, to helping us understand why something so intangible as music evokes powerful emotional responses, the Azrieli Brain, Mind & Consciousness program at CIFAR is advancing research to illuminate our understanding of ourselves.

Join CIFAR and Canada’s acclaimed chamber ensemble, the Gryphon Trio, as they team up with leading neuroscientists and CIFAR Fellows, Robert Zatorre (McGill University) and Laurel Trainor (McMaster University), to explore what happens in our brains when we engage with music.

Guided by our host, mezzo-soprano and CBC Radio 2 personality Julie Nesrallah, the evening will feature musical performances, scientific insights and real-time audience response-monitoring and interaction – all to reveal music’s deep connection to our conscious and unconscious brains.

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CIFAR is a registered charitable organization supported by the governments of Canada, Alberta and Quebec, as well as foundations, individuals, corporations and Canadian and international partner organizations.

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