Music on the Brain brings together jazz music and science in an exploration of how music affects our brains and bodies. Join us for performance from inaugural Jazz Artist-in-Residence and Steinway Artist, pianist Helen Sung. The performance will be accompanied by conversation between Sung and featured scientist Miriam King, an expert in the neuroscience of dance. Join us as we explore the connection between music, movement and - of course - dance!
Miriam is a Master's student in the Motor Learning and Control program at Teachers College who works in the Neurorehabilitation Research Laboratory (NRL) as a Research Coordinator. She is a dancer with a neuroscience background, and volunteers, teaches, and designs research programs with Dance for PD® (Dance for Parkinson's, NYC), Dance for Dementia (Ohio State University) and Dance for Huntington's (University of Massachusetts Amherst).