Past Event

Music on the Brain w/ Helen Sung and Dr. Mathew Sachs

This event is presented on the Museum FACEBOOK and YOUTUBE page.

Music on the Brain brings together jazz music and science as we celebrate the way that music affects our brains and bodies. Each month we explore a different topic with a guest scientist from Columbia University, combined with music from New York based and inaugural Zuckerman Institute Jazz Artist-in-Residence pianist Helen Sung. February’s program is titled, “Love Makes the Brain Go Wow” Join us to listen and move with the music, and maybe learn something new!

This month’s guest scientist is Matthew Sachs, Matthew Sachs is a neuroscientist whose research focuses on understanding the neural and behavioral mechanisms involved in emotions and feeling in response to music. Matthew’s projects capture the patterns of neural activity that accompany uniquely human experiences with music, such as feelings of chills, pleasurable sadness, and nostalgia. Matthew is the 2019 Robert A. Burt Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience at Columbia University.

Music on the Brain is a collaboration between the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute.