Dr. Yewande Pearse

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Dr. Yewande Pearse, is a neuroscientist and science communicator. Born and bred in North London, Yewande completed her PhD in Neuroscience at King’s College London in 2016. She is now based in Los Angeles, where she works as a research fellow at LA Biomed, in affiliation with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her research focuses on brain pathologies and their potential treatments. Outside of the lab, Yewande hosts a music/science podcast on Dublab radio called ‘Sound Science’, she is a writer for Massive - an online science media platform, and a TEDMED Research Scholar for this year’s stage programme.





Dr. Yewande Pearse shares her personal experience of a decade spent dancing next to some of London’s legendary sound systems, and breaks down what the same decade has revealed about the neurological benefits of music and sound in wellness. Join her as she explains how the brain perceives sound, and explores some of the research showing the positive effects of music and sound on our mental health, as well as our immune system, metabolism and energy balance.