6/18/09

What Did You Hear?

Ever wonder why you automatically react differently to different sounds?

Richard Randall does. That’s why the Carnegie Mellon professor of music theory is researching how the human brain interprets sound.

With the help of scientists from Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh, Randall is exploring the cognitive effects that different sounds have on the brain. More specifically, he’s using the latest brain-imaging technology to research how and where the relationship between music and language takes place.

Randall’s research is supported by the Berkman Faculty Development Fund, which is made possible by a gift in memory of Sybeil Altman Berkman (A’31).

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