Science Meets Music

Science Meets Music: Hidehiko Inagaki; Ryohei Yasuda (Piano) and Jordan Anderson (Cello)

Mar 15,
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  • Location: The Benjamin Upper School

Join us for a special evening featuring our very own Dr. Hidehiko Inagaki discussing his research. We are also excited to welcome cellist Jordan Anderson, who, in addition to being an accomplished musician, is a student in MPFI’s Postbac Program. He will be accompanied by MPFI Scientific Director Ryohei Yasuda on piano, a talented musician in his own right!

Lecture: The Symphony in the Brain

There are nearly 100 billion neurons in the brain. These neurons do not perform solos but constantly communicate with one another, working together like an orchestra. In a symphony, instruments play diverse tunes with different tempos and timbres. The collective of these sounds shapes a musical phrase that conveys the message of the music. Similarly, ensembles of neuronal activities in the brain mediate computations that underly our perception, cognition, and motor behavior. In this lecture, Dr. Hidehiko Inagaki shares how multidisciplinary teams of scientists have developed methods to listen to the ‘symphony’ of the brain and how these approaches allow us to understand how the brain processes information.

Science Meets Music takes place in the 850-seat Benjamin Hall at the Benjamin Upper School located at 4875 Grandiflora Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418. Onsite parking is available.

Doors open at 6 p.m. The program begins at 6:15 p.m.

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