Research into the health benefits of music has rapidly expanded over the last decade, with studies as diverse as the playing of war songs to improve walking in Parkinson’s patients, to the use of pop music to increase speed and accuracy in operating theatres. But how much do we actually know about how music affects the inner workings of the body? With the help of the Tenovus Cancer Care choir, Daisy Fancourt will explore how music can impact on the mind and body and consider its potential bio-evolutionary origins.
The Jacob Bronowski Award Lecture for science and the arts, supported by the Learned Society of Wales, was awarded to Dr Daisy Fancourt (Royal College of Music/Imperial College London) by the British Science Association.
This talk will start at 12.00 with a choral performance from 11.30.