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Charles Limb on stage at the Kennedy Center for the 2nd annual Music and Mind Concert

Dr. Charles Limb was recently on stage and took part in the 2nd annual Music and Mind: Sound Health concert

The event is a joint collaboration between Kennedy Center and the National Institutes of Health, who are putting a spotlight into the intersection of science and the arts. The collaborative effort, known as “Sound Health”, was spearheaded by opera legend Renee Fleming and NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins. This weekend’s program takes a unique view of music through the lens of neuroscience with the goal of trying to understand the biological basis for music, the highest form and manifestation of human hearing. Dr. Limb will be joined by scientists Nina Kraus, John Iversen, and Laurel Trainor, in addition to musicians Mickey Hart, Jason Marian, Zakir Hussain, Matthew Whitaker, Anthony Veneziale, and others.

To watch Dr. Limb’s segment with blind piano prodigy Matthew Whitaker and freestyle rapper Anthony Veneziale, please start the video around 2:07.