ICL: MUSIC AND THE BRAIN

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Name: ICL: MUSIC AND THE BRAIN
Date: January 23, 2018
Time: 1:10 PM - 3:10 PM EST
Event Description:
MUSIC AND THE BRAIN By Laura Fowler
 
Have you ever known someone who suffered from dementia or the effects of a stroke who seemed lost inside themselves, yet their eyes lit up when they heard music they once knew?  How about someone who no longer speak but could sing every word of a hymn they learned as a child?  Why is this?
 
Dr. Oliver Sacks said in his book, Musicophilia, “Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears - it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear.  But for many of my neurological patients, music is even more - it can provide access, even when no medication can, to movement, to speech, to life.  For them, music is not a luxury, but a necessity.”
 
In this course we will look at how and why music, which is uniquely human, is so good for the brain; from young to old and well individuals to those not-so-well.  We will also enjoy some musical performances by artists who combine music and/or dance with laughter for the best medicine of all.  
 
Laura Fowler is a sixteen-year resident of Blairsville.  Her husband is a pastor and civil engineer; she is a retired homeschooling parent to children who are now 30, 28 and 22.  Her interest in music stems from her younger days when she played clarinet and bassoon; the latter as a charter member of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra in 1974.  Laura has taught previous classes on Dutch violinist and conductor, André Rieu and American conductor, Leonard Bernstein.  
Location:
ICL Classroom at Young Harris College.
 
Date/Time Information:
Tuesdays, 1/16 – 2/6, 4 Sessions, 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm
Contact Information:
For more information please visit www.iclyhc.org for registration and detailed course information or call 706.379.5194 and leave a message or send an email to icl@yhc.edu.
Fees/Admission:
Course fee $18. (Requires ICL membership - $25 annually).
 
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