Dr Nina Kraus is Hugh Knowles Professor of Communication Sciences, Neurobiology and Otolaryngology at Northwestern University. As a biologist and amateur musician, she thinks about sound and brain health.
Her research has found that our lives in sound, for better (musicians, bilinguals) and for worse (concussion, hearing loss, language disorders, noise), shape how our brain makes sense of the sounds we hear. Her book Of Sound Mind: How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World was written for the intellectually curious.
Dr Kraus advocates for biologically informed choices in education, health, and society. See here.
Past Short Courses
Thursday 15th February 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Music and the Sound Mind
Dr Nina Kraus
Dr Nina Kraus, Northwestern University professor, director of the Brainvolts Lab, and author of the book Of Sound Mind: How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World examines the partnership of sound and brain, showing that the processing of sound drives many of the brain’s core functions and leaves a fundamental imprint on who we are as human beings.