Watch Dr. Mark Tramo at the 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival spend time with genConnect. We connected with the Harvard Medical School professor of neurology.
Click the play button below to watch genConnect Creative Director Kelly Hayes interview Tramo on how our brain processes music and why our ears like certain genres of music:
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Dr. Tramo is a good listener. He has spent a majority of his research on the physiology of the human ear, as well as melody, harmony, rhythm, and the feelings they produce in us. He is the Director of The Institute for Music & Brain Science, a founding member of its Executive Board, Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and Attending Neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. An awardee of the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders, National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, McDonnell-Pew Program in Cognitive Neuroscience, National Organization for Hearing Research, and other foundations, Dr. Tramo has conducted original research on the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of music perception and cognition for over 20 years.
genConnect is credentialed press at the 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colo., where we are interviewing the premier speakers and attendees at the conference. For more of our video interviews and articles from the Ideas Festival, click here.