Lectures and seminars Brain and Culture Lecture: A Genomic Journey to Individual Differences in Rhythm
Speaker: Reyna Gordon, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Hosts: Gunnar Bjursell, John Sennett
Recent methodological advances and creative uses of large-scale population data have enabled our understanding of the ways in which common genetic variation contributes to individual differ- ences in musicality traits. I will present recent results demon- strating the genetic architecture of musical beat synchronization and how variation in these genes may connect to the neural substrates of human rhythm. I will also discuss new research at the intersection of music cognition, language science, communication disorders, and population genetics that points to shared biology of language and musicality traits, using a unique array of methods from many different disciplines.