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The Brain’s Powerful Response To Music

with Petr Janata


Join Dr. Petr Janata for an evening workshop dedicated to providing an introduction to the ways in which the human brain enables musical experiences. This lecture, followed by a Q & A session, focuses on explaining the underlying psychological mechanisms of music-evoked remembering — feeling “in the groove,” songs getting stuck in your head and experiencing pleasure from hearing music — and how these elements manifest in the human brain. This is the fifth course in the Integrative Sound & Music Certificate Program — a 12-part, 9-month intensive study of the power of sound and music — and can be taken as either part of the SMI Certificate Program or individually.

Topic highlights include:

  • Integrate knowledge of how psychological mechanisms of perception, action, attention, memory and emotion ultimately shape how we experience music.
  • Transcend notions of brain areas devoted to either hearing or playing music
  • Learn more about the brain’s functional neuroanatomy

Click HERE to read Earworms: Why Does a Song Get Stuck in Your Head? 

Note: This program will be offered online. Sessions of all our online programs will be recorded and shared with registrants after each is completed for 90 days.


The Brain’s Powerful Response to Music
Seminar Code: NYOC-010
Presenter(s): Petr Janata Ph.D.
Date(s): 11/18/20 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm EST
Metro: Live Interactive Online Webinar

Pricing Information
Continuing Education Credits – 2
Please note this fee is for the CEU certificate only in addition to the program fee – $15.00

For eligible professions and to purchase the CEUs click HERE
CEU certificate will be available for download following the course completion HERE.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

Refund and Cancellation Policy –  click HERE. For questions or concerns, contact registration@opencenter.org.

This program is open to public but is particularly beneficial for:

  • Psychoanalysts
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Creative Arts Therapists
  • Educators
  • Nurses


  • Prerequisites: No 
  • Supplies list for the class: N/A
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course which requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click HERE to make sure your computer is set-up correctly.

An Evening Workshop
Tuesday, November 18, 2020, 7:00 – 9:00 pm EST

The Brain’s Powerful Response To Music — 2 CEUs

  • 1 Session(s)
  • Nov 18 2020 7:00 PM ET





Petr Janata

Petr Janata Ph.D., a UC Davis professor, received his B.A. from Reed College and his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. His research focuses on how brain mechanisms of expectation, imagery, sensorimotor coupling, memory and emotion support strong experiences with music, such as music-evoked remembering and being in the groove.

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