Music, Language and the Brain

Daniele Schön, PhD, studied cello at the Conservatory of Padua and perfected his skills first with Teodora Campagnaro, a student of Antonio Janigro, and then under Menahem Meir, a student of Alexandre Alexanian and Pablo Casals. He has played in various baroque, classical and jazz ensembles with a preference for chamber music, especially the string quartet. Before leaving Italy he also studied neuropsychology of music at the University of Padua. He obtained his doctorate in neuroscience based on research between Marseille, Trieste, and Ljubljana. Since 2004, he has been a researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) at the Marseille Institute for Systems Neuroscience, where he is interested in the relationship between music, language and the brain, with a special focus on the pathology of language and speech.