Book Talks

Not long ago we believed that brain hardware at birth was fixed and immutable for life. Then we discovered "neuroplasticity” – that the number of our brain cells and connections between them can increase throughout life. We can stimulate positive neuroplasticity through learning, physical activity, and enhanced environmental stimulation. An example of enhanced environmental stimulation, playing and listening to music develops brain hardware than can serve us over a lifetime. It can build a cognitive reserve that becomes especially critical toward the end of life when, due to neglect or diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, our brain cells decline. 


In a 40-minute talk with pictures and music, Dr. Ellenberger makes a scientific case for music in a way that is easily understandable and relates to everyone's lives. 

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June 1, 2019

Book Signing

2pm - 4pm

243 E. Front Street Traverse City, MI 49684

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June 1, 2019

Book Signing

Join me at venerable Horizon Books in beautiful downtown Traverse City, MI. TC is a fascinating place, even more than it was in the 1960's when I drove Howard Hanson to a liquor store there from Interlochen to replenish his supply of scotch. If you like lakes, this is the place to be.

2pm - 4pm

243 E. Front Street Traverse City, MI 49684

July 11, 2019

Book Talk about Theme and Variations

7pm - 8pm

Mt. Gretna, PA

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July 11, 2019

Book Talk about Theme and Variations

In the PA Chautauqua "Hall of Philosophy"  This is where many (most?) classes, lectures and other events offered by the Chautauqua happen in June, July and  August. The calendar could  appear at any time.

7pm - 8pm

Mt. Gretna, PA

December 27, 2018

A Tempo: Exploring the Connections Between Music and the Mind

on demand

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December 27, 2018

A Tempo: Exploring the Connections Between Music and the Mind

on demand