Your Next Favorite Band

Daniel Levitin - Your Next Favorite Band (and cognitive neuroscientist)

December 01, 2022 Stereophilia.Studio Season 2 Episode 27
Your Next Favorite Band
Daniel Levitin - Your Next Favorite Band (and cognitive neuroscientist)
Show Notes

It's not every day you get to spend time with a highly decorated cognitive neuroscientist who's also an award winning musician who has done research on what happens in your brain when listening to music.  Since this is often our pursuit and our hope for you the viewer/listener, we were honored and humbled to have Daniel Levitin join our show for an amazing conversation around science and the love of music.

Daniel J. Levitin is an award-winning neuroscientist, musician, and best-selling author. His research encompasses music, the brain, health, productivity and creativity. He is Founding Dean of Arts & Humanities at the Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute, known as Minerva University since 2021, in San Francisco, and Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal. He is the author of This Is Your Brain on Music, The World in Six Songs, The Organized Mind, A Field Guide to Lies and Successful Aging.

As a musician (tenor saxophone, guitar, vocals and bass), he has performed with Mel Tormé, David Byrne, Rosanne Cash, Sting, Bobby McFerrin, Victor Wooten and Tom Scott. Levitin has produced and consulted on albums by artists including Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell and on the films Good Will Hunting and Pulp Fiction, and has been awarded 17 gold and platinum records. 

In December 2021, Daniel released his second album, sex & math.

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Thank you to Carver Commodore, argonaut&wasp, and Blair Crimmins for allowing us to use their music in the show open and close. It makes everything sound so much better!

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