The Center for Music, Brain and Society

invites you to a special 

Virtual Research Workshop on Music, Health and Policy 

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Past Events

May 15, 2024: Mindfulness Science Keynote Lecture Series

You are cordially invited to a special lecture by Dr. Roman Palitsky in person at the Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall or via Zoom using the RSVP link below:

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Event flyer, Roman Palitsky, May 15 2024

April 16, 2024: Mindfulness Science Keynote Lecture Series

You are cordially invited to a special lecture by Dr. Linda Carlson in person at the Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall or via Zoom using the RSVP link below:

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Event flyer for Linda Carlson PhD, Apr 16 2024

December 12, 2023: Special Lecture

Professor Dominguez teaches logic and philosophy of science in the Department of Logic and Theoretical Philosophy at Complutense University of Madrid.

He previously served as the coordinator of the Diploma in Neurosciences and Philosophy at his faculty and is currently a member of the coordination board for its MPhil program on Epistemology, where he lectures on the history and philosophy of cognitive sciences.

He has authored four books, including a handbook on consciousness studies (Catarata, 2021).


November 2, 2023: Frank A. Russo, PhD

“Music as Medicine: A brief history, persistent challenges, and potential solutions”

October 3, 2023: Delirium Musicum

Under the direction of noted violinist Etienne Gara, the talented ensemble Delirium Musicum has returned to Cammilleri Hall! They are the recent recipients of the Audience Choice Award from the San Francisco Classical Voice in 3 different categories!

Best Chamber Ensemble

Best New Music Ensemble

Best Orchestral Performance

June 1, 2023: Music on the Brain

Music on the Brain is a joint program of the USC Brain and Creativity Institute and of Classical California KUSC exploring the many ways in which music listening and music training influences our emotions, physical well-being, and the structure of our brains.

The event featured a panel discussion hosted by KUSC’s Gail Eichenthal with leading experts in this fast-moving field, along with the music of Antonin Dvořák and Dmitri Shostakovich performed by the Ivory Quartet.

April 17, 2023: The Buddha, The Brain and Bach

Neuroscientist Clifford Saron and cellist Barbara Bogatin will explore the intersection of contemplative practice, neuroscience, and music practice, sharing the perspectives of three distinct yet intertwined disciplines. The workshop will begin with a performance of Bach Prelude in G major for Solo Cello, leading into a guided meditation.

Join us as we look at how meditation can inform and complement whatever it is that we practice in our lives and explain aspects of brain function that help us understand the consequences of neuroplasticity, as well as how we perceive and respond to music.

Feb 21, 2023: A Special Lecture by Dr. Helena Chui


Antonio and Hanna Damasio are delighted to welcome Professor Helena Chui to the Brain and Creativity Institute’s Conference and Neurology Rounds.


November 29, 2022: Delirium Musicum Chamber Orchestra


Antonio and Hanna Damasio invite you to a special evening concert by Delirium Musicum at the USC Brain and Creativity Institute’s Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall, University of Southern California.

The brilliant violinist Etienne Gara and his fabulous Delirium Musicum group is back at Cammilleri Hall for a one evening performance.

November 18, 2022: The War on Music


Maestro John Mauceri, who is responsible for the revival of the Hollywood Bowl music performances, will be speaking to us  November 18th on “The War on Music”, his latest book which documents the unique period of Los Angeles history. This is when the composers that were fleeing Nazi Europe came to Hollywood to write film scores and start a new life as destitute immigrants.

Feb 6, 2020: The Power of Stories Across Cultures