Music and Language – A Brain Partnership

Janice will speak to Dr Kraus about why we must have music in schools and what the most recent research is telling us in her area of neurosciences.


Dr Nina Kraus
Hugh Knowles Professor of Communication Sciences and Neurobiology,
Founder and head of Northwestern’s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory


Nina Kraus studies the biology of auditory learning.

She has found that experience shapes the hearing brain over time for better (such as through music training, hearing technologies) or worse (listening and language disorders, aging). These brain changes have salient impacts on learning and communication.

Kraus’s work is rooted in translational issues, working to bring scientific understanding and new technologies into clinical and educational settings.




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