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Music & Brain: Stay young in the head: the latest insights into aging from the perspective of brain research – How lifelong learning, exercise, nutrition and music shape the brain
March 2, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Martin Korte, Prof. Dr.
The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) cordially invites you to our 53nd Music & Brain series Prof. Martin Korte will present a lecture entitled “Stay young in the head: the latest insights into aging from the perspective of brain research – How lifelong learning, exercise, nutrition and music shape the brain”. From a brain researcher‘s point of view, the lecture deals with the question of how people like to learn well and what influence exercise, nutrition, media and stress have on the performance of older brains. Aging, according to the brain researcher and learning expert Martin Korte, is by no means synonymous with physical and mental deterioration. The middle and older age are rather human development phases with certain peculiarities, weaknesses, but also special skills and strengths that we should recognize and use. The lecture will be followed by a piano recital. Arash Rokni will feature an early sonata by D. Scarlatti. The suite in Italian style “Aria Variata“ by J.S. Bach precedes Variation cycles by Brahms and Beethoven. Arash Rokni, born in Tehran, currently studying piano and chamber music at the Cologne Academy of Music and Dance, is regarded as a rising star. Among other international awards, he received the second prize and the audience prize at the 21st Leipzig Bach Competition. Admission is free, no registration is required. Admission starts at 5:30 pm. The event will be held in German. We look forward to welcoming you on March 2!