Music and the Mind: Shaping Our Children’s Lives Through Music Engagement
(September 7-8, 2018)

Sound Health, launched in 2016, aims to expand our understanding of the connections between music and wellness. This year's event spanned two days filled with performance and discussions about how music impacts the developing brain, with a deeper focus on childhood development. CNN’s chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta hosted the evening concert - Music and the Mind: SoundHealth - The Concert. INC's Dr. John Iversen joined Dr. Nina Kraus, Dr. Charles Limb, and Dr. Laurel Trainor, on an exploration into how music can "excite our neurons, shape our brains, harness our creativity, and bring us together." (video below)

The evening also featured performances by renowned musicians and other special guests. Dr. Iversen performed with legendary Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart! (video below)


About SoundHealth
Sound Health was launched in 2016 under the leadership of Renée Fleming and Dr. Francis Collins, and is a partnership between the Kennedy Center and National Institutes of Health, in association with the National Endowment for the Arts. Read more...

Click here to read about Dr. Iversen's participation in the 2017 SoundHealth event!