Social Responsibility and Sustainability

The musical brain: from child development to ageing and dementia

Advances in scanning technology have opened up new opportunities to examine the relationship between music and the brain. Katie Overy studies the positive effects of musical experience: how music can support people diagnosed with dyslexia, autism and dementia.

Following the talk there will be a Q&A with Dr Overy

Dr Katie Overy is Senior Lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art, and a Director of the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development

Doors open at 6.15pm 

Our Changing World Series

The Our Changing World series, now in its ninth year, is a credit-bearing course that opens its doors to the public, who we invite to attend fascinating and accessible talks alongside our students. This year's theme is 'identity'.  For more information on the series please visit:

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Oct 9 2018 18.30 - 20.00

The musical brain: from child development to ageing and dementia

Entry is on a first come first served basis. If you are late, we cannot guarantee your place.
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Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre, 32 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LH