Music, Mind and Medicine: Creativity and Consciousness in Clinical Care

Petr Janata

Petr Janata is on the faculty in the Psychology Department and Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis. He received his B.A. from Reed College and his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. After investigating song learning in songbirds as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago, he resumed his music perception research at Dartmouth College. His projects have examined expectation, imagery, sensorimotor coupling, memory, and emotion processes in music. His work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and a Templeton Advanced Research Program grant from the Metanexus Institute. In 2010 he received a Fulbright Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship to further his investigations of what music-evoked autobiographical memories tell us about the functional organization of the brain.