The Ways We Feel the Beat

This week on the Sync Project blog, we looked at how music makes us move and the promising developments in the research and treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson's using music.

Dr. Jessica Grahn is a top researcher in cognitive neuroscience who explores how musical or rhythmic ability relates to movement and language ability and a participant in our recent SyncSession workshop at McGill University.

We interviewed Dr. Grahn about her work and what the future holds for the intersection of music, medicine and technology, which we will feature in an upcoming post. Until then, see this engaging and educational TED talk by Dr Grahn as she explores the fascinating ways humans (and cockatoos) feel the beat.

By Marko Ahtisaari and Ketki Karanam