THE BRAIN'S CONDUCTOR: WORKING MEMORY AND MUSIC
Enjoyed speaking at the Florida Federation of Music Clubs.
Working memory, your ability to work with information, is a musician's greatest cognitive asset. In this talk, we explore the relationship between working memory and music.
Here are some of the topics we covered:
*Your brain on classical music
*Why John Coltrane had a great working memory
*Why working memory makes the difference between good musicians and virtuosos
*Why practice will only get you so far
*How musical training can help delay the effects of aging.