“Wired for Music” : How our natural affinity for music turns us toward connection

Adriana Barton is a Canadian journalist specializing in health and the author of Wired for Music: A Search for Health and Joy Through the Science of Sound (Greystone Books, 2022). She was – for 14 years – a staff reporter at The Globe and Mail. She has written about medical research, neuroscience, visual arts, architecture, music and pop culture for publications including the Boston Globe, Reader’s Digest, Utne, Azure, Western Living and San Francisco Bay Guardian. She studied the cello for 17 years with teachers including international solo artist Antonio Lysy and former Cleveland Orchestra principal cellist Stephen Geber. Research projects have taken her to Syria, Jordan, India, Cuba, Zimbabwe and Brazil. Adriana Barton lives in Vancouver with her husband and son.

(She once had to jump into a piranha-filled tributary of the Bolivian Amazon after an accompanying canoe hit her canoe while she was photographing sloths.)

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