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On the Brain

The Institute has published On The Brain since 1992 for the curious non-scientist. It deciphers how the human brain works by highlighting the leading-edge research of neuroscientists at Harvard Medical School and its affiliated teaching hospitals.

The e-newsletter, published four times a year is sponsored by the Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute.

Summer 2020 Issue


Music and the Brain top view image of the brain with colorful swirls of music notes coming out.

As COVID-19 spread insidiously around the globe this spring, people sought solace in music. They sang from their balconies, performed virtual fundraising concerts, and created both silly and serious tunes about hand washing, physical distancing, and other aspects of pandemic life. Read Music and the Brain »