Music and the mind: The magical power of sound

Steve Paulson, Jamshed Bharucha, Vijay Iyer, Charles Limb, Concetta Tomaino

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Music has been a wonderful tool to investigate the interconnection between brain science, psychology, and human experience. Moderated by Steve Paulson, executive producer and host of To the Best of Our Knowledge, cognitive neuroscientist and musician Jamshed Bharucha, music therapy pioneer Concetta Tomaino, jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, and physician musician Charles Limb discuss the neurological basis of creativity and aesthetic judgment and the capacity of music to elicit specific emotions and to heal the body. The following is an edited transcript of the discussion that occurred December 12, 2012, 7:00-8:15 PM, at the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-79
Number of pages17
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Aesthetics
  • Consciousness
  • Experience
  • Mind
  • Music

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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