Blue Dot 233: The Sonic Mind: A Conversation with Neuroscientist Nina Kraus
Host Dave Schlom visits Northwestern University neuroscientist Nina Kraus to chat about her work on the science of sound and its importance to our brains.
As she points out in her new book, Of Sound Mind, the brain uses sound in vast and complex ways to make sense of the world around us. From the importance of music (which Kraus call's the mind's "jackpot" for processing sound) to language and communication and the everyday noises of the world around us, sound plays an integral part in our lives.
Kraus and her colleagues at the Brainvolts lab are doing pioneering work on everything from music to noise pollution and brain health issues like concussion and dementia.
It's a natural topic for Blue Dot since it is after all a show about science and nature that uses Audi to convey meaning to you!