ChaiVillageLA event examines how music can benefit older adults
Dr. Assal Habibi (photo courtesy of USC, Dornslife)
ChaiVillageLA will present an informative evening with University of Southern California’s Dr. Assal Habibi on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 6:45 p.m. at Temple Isaiah.
Habibi will discuss how and why music provides benefits for all age groups. Topics will include how music can people express emotions that are hard to verbalize, enable people to retrieve and retain memories more effectively, enhance cognitive functioning and neural processing, and make people more intuitive.
An Assistant Research Professor of Psychology at the Brain and Creativity Institute at USC, Habibi, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its Youth Orchestra Los Angeles program, led a five-year longitudinal study on how music training during childhood affects brain, cognitive and social development. She is currently involved in documenting how choral singing and listening to music can impact hearing in older adults.
The event will be held in the Social Hall at Temple Isaiah, 10345 W. Pico Blvd. For information and registration, call (310)871-2721, or email email@example.com.