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The Language of Music

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Photographic portrait of Dr. Adam Tierney sitting in a recording studio wearing headphones and surrounded by two microphones.
Dr. Adam Tierney, Benjamin Gilbert. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Cognitive neuroscientist Adam Tierney will talk about the relationship between speech and song. What happens in the brain when we listen? Join us to find out.

About your speaker

Adam Tierney is a cognitive neuroscientist in the Centre of Brain and Cognitive Development at Birkbeck, University of London.

Where we’ll be

We will be in the Forum, through the Medicine Now gallery on level 1. There are seats for 70 people.

To attend, just turn up on the day and follow the signs. Doors open at 12.45. These events can get busy, so arrive at least 10 minutes before it starts.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Forum. To get there, take the lift or stairs up to level 1 and then follow the signs through the ‘Being Human’ gallery.

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