Streamed live on Oct 24, 2021 Hearing a cry or a word or a bird call or a chord brings forth different, specific reactions in each of our brains. How we engage with those sounds, tuning them up or down, and in or out, is a lifelong process that changes the brain along the way. The brain and sound each inform the other from the moment we are born through old age. In her new book, Of Sound Mind: How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World, Kraus uses her 30 years’ experience studying the interplay of the brain and sound to show for the first time that the processing of sound drives many of the brain’s core functions. She describes how the vast “sound mind” is inextricably woven into our thoughts, our movement, and our feelings. And she also explains how this sound-brain teamwork influences our lives on many different levels.