Music Benefits, Pink or Blue Brains, Elephants
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 225
- Aug 6, 2019 8:00 pm
- 1:37:53 mins
Music Education Leads to Academic Gains Guest: Peter Gouzouasis, Professor of Music Education, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, University of British Columbia Music feeds the soul--but new research claims it can also boost grades and academic skills of middle and high school students. Check out the study here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/edu0000376 Pink Brain, Blue Brain Guest: Lise Eliot, Professor, Neuroscience, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University, and author, “Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow Into Troublesome Gaps and What We Can Do About It” Are men and women really hard-wired to be different from each other? How much of these differences are a result of environments? We compare the differences in male and female brains in childhood and adulthood, and we discuss ways to help parents raise healthy girls and boys. Eadward Muybridge: Revolutionary Photographer Guest: Marta Braun, Professor, School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, Toronto; Director, The Graduate Program in Film and Photography Preservation; and author, "Critical Lives biography, Eadweard Muybridge" Salesman, adventurer, inventor, photographer . . . murderer? We dive deep into the life of a man known for his innovation but who also had a deeply tragic personal life. Hear the Elephants Guest: Joyce Poole, elephant ethologist, conservationsist and Co-Director of ElephantVoices Joyce Poole can translate elephant-speak and she provides insight into how they feel about their interactions with humans, both in the wild and in captivity. How successful are efforts to save them and their habitats?