The Linguistics Program, the Behavioral Neuroscience Program, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will host Reyna Gordon, the director of the Vanderbilt University Music Cognition Lab, at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5 in Miller Hall 152.
The event, titled “Individual differences in language and rhythm skills: a journey from behavior to brain to genetics," is free and open to the public.
Reyna Gordon is the director of the Music Cognition Lab at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Gordon’s research examines the relationship between rhythm and grammar skills in typical development and specific language impairment, the neural mechanisms underlying rhythm and grammar skills, the genetics of language disorders, and how musical training can improve language skills. Gordon’s lab is the central hub of the Program for Music, Mind, and Society (MMS) at Vanderbilt and aims to discover and understand how music works on both the neuronal and molecular level as well as on the cultural and societal level.
For more information on Gordon's research, go to https://www.vumc.org/music-cognition-lab/.