The Singing Brain Episode 9

The Singing Brain Episode 9

What a pleasure it was to speak with Dr. Srishti Nayak this week! As a postdoctoral research fellow at the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab, she is studying what human musical rhythm and language traits have in common at the biological level. She is also working on understanding how we interpret and use rhythms in speech input in meaningful ways for communication. We discuss the connections between music and language, how to define musical ability, and whether music can help someone learn a language.