Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 4:10pm
Music and the Mind Series
Diversity in Learning
Music Cognition in Healthy Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease
Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 4:10pm | STEPS, Room 290
Andrea Halpern, Bucknell University
Older people enjoy music as audience members and performers, but little is known about changes in music cognition during the normal course of healthy aging, or
in people with neurodegenerative illness. This talk will summarize some general principles of cognitive aging, then present some of studies on whether music cognition (plus a few studies involving art), shows loss, gain, and maintenance in older adults with and without neurological challenges.
Co-sponsors: College of Arts and Sciences "Join the Dialogue" Series, Department of Music, Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science Program.