Department of Music
College of Arts and Humanities

Music and Brain Research Group

This group welcomes students, staff, faculty, and community members who are interested in the intersections of music, psychology, neuroscience, and health. Specific topics addressed in the group will be drawn from members’ interests. These may include how music study impacts brain structure and function, how music study may (or may not) improve cognitive skills, and the use of music to support healthy aging.

Goals

The goals of the Music and Brain Research Group are as follows:

  • To explore results of recent research relevant to our interests.
  • To involve members in research projects, including undergraduate Honors Theses.
  • To foster interdisciplinary relationships among students, staff, faculty, and community members in the fields of music, psychology, neuroscience, and health sciences.
  • To equip group members to further explore their own interests, and to share their knowledge outside the research group.

Meetings & Events

The Music and Brain Research Group is new for the 2018-2019 academic year. We will meet twice a month, likely after 5:00pm, for one hour. Meetings will be held in Foy Building and other buildings on the Statesboro campus. Community members can park for free on campus after 4:00pm.

Building from a research lab model, we will use one meeting each month as Journal Club: a research article will be sent out in advance of the meeting, and we will discuss it at the meeting. Other meetings will be used to visit labs on campus, participate in simulated research studies, hear from guest speakers, and allow students or faculty to give practice talks for upcoming presentations.

Contact

If you have questions or are interested in joining, please email Dr. Laura Stambaugh, who leads the group, or stop by her office at Foy #1004. The Music and Brain Research Group is open to students, staff, and faculty from any area, as well as community members.

lstambaugh@georgiasouthern.edu   912-478-5845

Last updated: 7/19/2018