Sonic Brain Health? What You Can Do to Improve: Nina Kraus, PhD

How does sound make us feel connected to our communities and world around us? How can sound actually damage our brain? How do we create a sonic environment that promotes better health? What impact does playing music have on our brain and rate of success in life?

Nina Kraus, author of Of Sound Mind, joins us on the SuperAge podcast to answer these questions. Nina Kraus is a professor at Northwestern University investigating sound, speech, and music. In this episode, Nina and David tackle the fascinating topic of sound. They discuss how it can connect us to the world but could also damage our brains, how creating sound, or playing music, can lead to a more successful life, how we have the choice to curate a powerful sonic environment for better health, and more.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How sound damages the brain
  • How sound benefits the brain
  • How making music leads to a healthier, more successful life
  • How we can curate our sonic environment for better health

“Making music is one of the best things that we can do to strengthen our sound mind.”

“Our hearing brain is vast as is our sound mind. Our sound mind engages how we feel, what we know about sound, how we move.”

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Taylor Marks
Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.


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