'Aspen Ideas Now': The importance of music and the arts on our brains and health

Renée Fleming and Francis Collins
In this 2017 file photo, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and singer Renée Fleming perform a duet.
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We know music and the arts affect our brains and our physical and mental health.

From the “Aspen Ideas Now” series, renowned singer Renee Fleming and National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins speak about how music and the arts affect us.

Then, playwright Anna Deavere Smith and opera director Yuval Sharon speak about the role of the arts in these troubled times.

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