Extraordinary variations of musicality
Musical prodigies present with a unique set of abilities that set them apart from their peers, often from an early age. History is replete with examples of musical prodigies whose unique talents and capabilities led to extraordinary accomplishments. Yet surprisingly few scientific studies have sought to delineate the possible underlying neurobiology of musical prodigies. The intrigue for the neuroscientist is to determine what characteristics and neural predispositions enable musical prodigies to effortlessly achieve what others often struggle to master. The purpose of my talk is to sidestep the nature-nurture debate and to explore the neurobiological foundations of musical giftedness.
Dr. Isabelle Peretz is a cognitive neuropsychologist and a professor of Psychology at the University of Montreal.
The event is free and open to the public.