From Fragile to Plastique
Part of Springfest 2015, From Fragile to Plastique: Confronting the Culture of Music and Affect explores the research surrounding neuroplasticity and the emotional brain. How is the notion of biological and psychological affect situated among modern health application and practice? What role does emotion play in music’s capacity to heal, and how does the interplay of the empirical and the existential stand to demystify the mind/body problem? This panel seeks to engage the potentialities and limitations of music in health and cognition.