February 28

Music and the Brain Open Mind Program-Tomorrow-Wed.,March 1st, 2023

Open MindTOMMOROWWednesday, March 1
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PTThis Is What It Sounds Like Registration is required for this free live private Zoom event.This is What It Sounds Like – What the Music You Love Says About You A legendary record producer-turned–neuroscientist explains why you fall in love with music.Susan Rogers, PhD in conversation with Mark Jude Tramo, MD, PhDWhen you listen to music, do you prefer lyrics or melody? Intricate harmonies or driving rhythm? THIS IS WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE: What the Music You Love Says About You, by Susan Rogers, and neuroscientist Ogi Ogas, distills a lifetime of musical and scientific research into a musical journey that reveals why your favorite songs move you.  Whether your taste is esoteric or mainstream, This is What It Sounds Like will deepen your connection to your favorite records, refresh your playlists, and uncover new aspects of your musical personality, and undoubtably change the way you listen to music. In helping readers to explore their musical personality and unique taste, Rogers takes us behind-the-scenes of record-making, using her insider’s ear to illuminate the music of Prince, Frank Sinatra, Lana Del Rey, and many others. Drawing from her successful career as one of the most successful female record producers of all time—engineering hits like Prince’s “Purple Rain” and Barenaked Ladies’ “One Week”—Susan Rogers (along with neuroscientist Ogi Ogas) leads readers to musical self-awareness. Rogers explains that we each possess a unique “listener profile” based on our brain’s reaction to seven key dimensions of any record: authenticity, realism, novelty, melody, lyrics, rhythm, and timbre.  Susan Rogers, PhD, is a professor at the Berklee College of Music, as well as a multiplatinum record producer. She was Prince’s sound engineer during his peak productive era (1983-1987). In 2021, Rogers was the first woman to receive the Music Producer’s Guild Outstanding Contribution to U.K. Music award.Mark Tramo, MD, PhD, will join Susan Rogers in conversation. Dr. Tramo is a professor in the Neuroscience Program and the Dept of Integrative Biology & Physiology at UCLA College, the Neurology Dept at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and the Musicology Dept at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Dr. Tramo has been conducting original research on the functional neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of music perception and cognition for over 25 years. He has received numerous awards for research and patient care, including a Grammy Foundation Research Award, a Performing Arts Medicine Award, and recognition from Best  Doctors in America. Before coming to UCLA, Dr. Tramo taught at Harvard University and served on the steering committee of the Mind, Brain & Behavior Interfaculty Initiative. To watch videos of our past Open Mindprograms, 
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