The Lunchtime Learning presentation, “From Perception to Pleasure:
Musical Processing in the Brain,” featuring Robert Zatorre, PhD,
will be held on Friday, February 10 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Teton
County Library. The presentation is co-sponsored by St. John’s Medical
Center Words on Wellness and the Grand Teton Music Festival as part of
its Winter Festival series.
In this presentation, Dr. Zatorre will discuss the brain’s mechanisms
that allow us to perceive and perform music, the brain’s response
to pleasurable music, and the implications of this research on mental
health and other clinical applications.
Dr. Zatorre is a professor of neuroscience at the Montreal Neurological
Institute and Hospital at McGill University. His expertise includes the
process of auditory cognition, primarily as it pertains to speech and
music. For a sample of his work, see his opinion article in The New York Times,
“Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing.”
The Lunchtime Learning presentation is free, but ticketed. Tickets are
available online at gtmf.org and at St. John’s wellness department
and the Teton County Library.
For more information, please call St. John’s Wellness at 739-7244
St. John’s Words on Wellness program is supported in part by the
St. John’s Hospital Foundation.
GTMF Winter Festival is generously sponsored by the Center of Wonder. Additional
support provided by the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, Cultural
Council of Jackson Hole/Town and County Arts for All, and the Wyoming
Arts Council through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the
National Endowment for the Arts.
Media Contact: Karen Connelly,
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center.
St. John’s Hospital Foundation works to broaden the community’s
understanding of and support for St. John’s Medical Center and to
inspire philanthropy to improve the health of our community. For more
information about the Foundation, please visit stjohnshospitalfoundation.org
Recently ranked as one of the nation’s Top Ten Classical Music Festivals
by The New York Times, the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) has been
serving the Jackson Hole community for more than 55 years. Each summer,
more than 200 musicians from North America’s top orchestras gather
for seven weeks of orchestral and chamber music led by internationally
acclaimed Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF
provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival in February,
as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series.