‘Our Musical Brain’ takes to the stage

Gryphon Trio // Special to Western News

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and Canada’s acclaimed chamber ensemble, the Gryphon Trio, above, are teaming up with leading neuroscientists to explore what happens in our brains when we engage with music.

NESRALLAH

NESRALLAH

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and Canada’s acclaimed chamber ensemble, the Gryphon Trio, are teaming up with leading neuroscientists to explore what happens in our brains when we engage with music. Our Musical Brain takes to the stage for an evening of science and music at 7 p.m. June 9 at Koerner Hall at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, Toronto.

Hosted by 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.

This event celebrates the launch of the Azrieli program in CIFAR’s Brain, Mind & Consciousness Network, led by Western researchers Adrian Owen and Melvyn Goodale. The group aims to address the question: What is the biological basis for human consciousness that sets us apart from other species?