Ellen Winner

We sat down with Dr. Ellen Winner to talk about the science behind musical learning and prodigy.

Dr. Ellen Winner is Director of the Arts and Mind Lab at Boston College, and author of the book Gifted Children: Myths And Realities. She studies cognition and psychology in the arts, with a special focus on the development of creative talent in gifted children.

This wide-ranging discussion touches on prodigy learning, creative cognition, brain development, and music education, and a host of other fascinating topics.

Interview

Chapter 1 - Rage to Master

 

Chapter 2 - Deliberate Practice

 

Chapter 3 - Gifted & Talented

 

Chapter 4 - The Brains of Musicians

 

Chapter 5 - The Arts and Mind Lab

 

Chapter 6 - Hearing vs. Playing

 

Chapter 7 - The Value of Music Education

 

Chapter 8 - Arts Education Across Cultures