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Plugged into Mozart: CIRMMT research unlocks the mysteries of music

Boston Symphony Orchestra Project featured in the McGill Reporter.

When Keith Lockhart, the boyishly charismatic conductor of the famous Boston Pops, strode to the podium on April 8 as part of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's family concert series, he was wired: Wired for sound.

As part of a McGill study to measure the effects of music on the human brain, Lockhart was fitted with a skintight vest equipped with sensors that monitored his every heartbeat and muscle twitch. Five members of the orchestra were similarly decked out, while some 50 volunteers — both adults and children — in the audience were hooked to simple sensors.

For the full article: http://www.psych.mcgill.ca/labs/levitin/media/reporter_plugged_mozart.htm