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Music and the Brain, start your day

Marcus Hikren

Event Date + Time:
March 17, 2022 @ 9:00 am - March 17, 2022 @ 9:05 am

Event Location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Venue Name:
Inside your head Directions

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Event Description:

Take a moment each day during the Brain Awareness Week to stimulate your own brain with music. Marcus Hikren, a composer of piano music with an excessive interest in the human brain, will upload one track or video each day. He wants to show from his personal background that music can help keep the brain stimulated. Marcus is convinced that both individuals and society as a whole benefit from each unique brain being optimally utilized, recognized and acknowledged.

Marcus wants to show from his personal background that music can help keep the brain stimulated. Marcus, who has only known he has Tourette’s since the age of 46, is a living example of how “other” brain paths can lead to a content own life path. He hopes to break the stigma that unfortunately still rests on mental illness.

Gilles de la Tourette is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by tics.
It is often mistakenly associated with swearing alone. The disorder involves swearing in only a small percentage. Marcus does not swear, at least not out of the blue and always with a reason, and has primarily motor tics. It probably effects his way of composing music. A characteristic of his piano music is that it never only just babbles. Just as in his everyday life, something always has to happen in his pieces.

This track is an example of how ‘other’ brains function. Start your day by utilizing, recognizing and acknowledging your own brain:

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Brain maintenance

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Marcus Hikren

Contact Information:

Name: Simone van der Vorst

Phone: +31615273078



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