Music can alter our mood. Certain types of music can help, or hurt, our productivity. It can heal both physical and emotional wounds and provide us with sheer joy. Music is a form of communication between societies, between groups of like-minded people and between intimate friends and partners. The power of music is profound and endless, building communities and strengthening connections in myriad ways. This presentation will explore the various functions of music and why it is an integral part of all cultures.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Professor Julia Daniels has taught psychology for over 30 years, specializing in the aging process and how humans grow and develop over the lifespan. Her focus has been on how the brain and body change as a result of aging and some ways we can reduce those negative effects. Beginning her career as a school psychologist for several years, she transitioned to a teaching career in higher education. She retired from the faculty of Central Michigan University in 1999, and from Westchester Community College in New York in 2013 where she received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.