There’s an inner musician in all of us according to Gary Marcus, Ph.D., who found that, with a little training, anyone at any age can become a musician. He attributes this hidden talent in all of us to the enduring plasticity of the mind, which means that the human brain is metaphorically malleable and able to change, adapt and relearn according to one’s experiences.
Dr. Marcus is a cognitive research psychologist at New York University who focuses on studying evolution and the origins of the human mind, language and cognitive development. He has published four books, including Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning (2012, Penguin Press HC) and The Birth of The Mind: How a Tiny Number of Genes Creates the Complexities of Human Thought (2003, Basic Books), as well as numerous book chapters and articles in top-tier publications like The New York Times, Wired, Discover and The Wall Street Journal.
Dr. Marcus will be speaking at the upcoming Atlantic Meets Pacific Conference where he will fill participants in on secrets of human learning, the human mind and how you, too, can become a musician.
For more information about the upcoming Atlantic Meets the Pacific Conference (October 7-9, 2012), contact information and list of speakers, please visit the following link: http://www.atlanticmeetspacific.com
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