About Dr. Grahn
_I am a cognitive neuroscientist who studies music, appointed as an assistant professor in the Brain and Mind Institute and the Department of Psychology at Western University, in London, Ontario. Until recently I was at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, England, and an Associate Lecturer in Biological Psychology with the Open University. (And a little tip: Grahn rhymes with "on", not "an").
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April 2014: Sex, Drugs and Rock-and-Roll
Dr. Grahn is giving a talk at Western University's Public Lectures series on the effects of music on human movement.
Where: Stevenson & Hunt Meeting Room A, London Central Library, 251 Dundas Street, London, ON
Admission: free; no registration required
When: April 10, 17 and 24 2014, 7-8:30 p.m
March 2014: Science in Society Speaker Series
Dr. Grahn is giving a talk on 'Why We Move To Music' at the Science and Society Speaker Series on March 13, 2014.
Where: Okanagan Science Center, Vernon, BC
Admission: $7, in advance; $10, at door
November: Grahn Lab attends Parkinson Regional Conference
Li-Ann Leow, Cloris Xue, and Cricia Rinchon of the Grahn Lab attended the Parkinson Regional Conference at the Hilton London to recruit participants for research studies on Parkinson's Disease. Snapd London.
September: Postdoctoral position available
We have a postdoctoral fellow opening in our lab. Closing date September 30th (but late applications will be considered).
July: Dr. Grahn interviewed for "The New Brain"
In The New Brain, Maclean’s best writers examine the most intriguing ideas about the body’s most complex organ. Dr. Grahn comments on the possible origins of the special musical abilities in humans, and how music and language may have evolved together. She also discusses the role of music in infancy. The New Brain is available online or at newstands now.
April: Dr. Grahn speaks at TEDxWestern
Does music make you smarter? Should babies listen to music to improve their brain development? The answers to these questions and more...
Watch the full talk here--currently over 20,000 views!
A recent interview about Mozart effect.
March: Dr. Grahn speaks at TEDxWaterloo
How do human responses to rhythm compare to other animals? What goes on in our brains when we're listening to music?
Watch the full talk here.
March: Working out to music (Scientific American)
Let's Get Physical: The Psychology of Effective Workout Music
New research clarifies why music and exercise make such a good team, and how to create an optimal workout playlist. Dr. Grahn contributes.
By Ferris Jabr