Public Health

Music to Our Ears (and Brains): The Arts are Good for Your Health

April 27, 2021  • Health, Medicine and Society Program

From the development of the teenage brain to therapies for neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, a growing body of research is showing how the power of music and the other arts can be harnessed to better understand the brain and improve health. During Aspen Ideas: Health 2021, Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, and Renée Fleming, World-Renowned Soprano, discussed initiatives such as Sound Health and the NeuroArts Blueprint, which are driving this promising research forward. Watch their conversation and special musical duet!