Daniel Levitin

Scientific research supports theories that music is healing. "The studies show that music can create profound neurochemical and biological changes, tangible, demonstrable ones," said psychologist Daniel Levitin, a professor emeritus at McGill University in Montreal, who specializes in neuroscience and music.

Classified as: Daniel Levitin, neuroscience, music
Published on: 26 Feb 2018

What does the 1960s Beatles hit “Girl” have in common with Astor Piazzolla’s evocative tango composition “Libertango”?

Probably not much, to the casual listener. But in the mind of one famously eclectic singer-songwriter, the two songs are highly similar. That’s one of the surprising findings of an unusual neuroscience study based on brain scans of the musician Sting.

Classified as: music, neuroscience, Daniel Levitin, brain imaging, science and technology, MRI, Sting, University of California at Santa Barbara, Scott Grafton, Neurocase
Published on: 15 Aug 2016

A team of scientists from McGill University, the University of Cambridge, and Stanford Graduate School of Business developed a new method of coding and categorizing music. They found that people’s preference for these musical categories is driven by personality. The researchers say the findings have important implications for industry and health professionals.

Classified as: music, McGill University, Daniel Levitin, CBC Music, Arts and culture
Published on: 10 May 2016