This course is an introduction to the structure and function of the special sense of hearing and its relationship to music, including the neurological functions involved in processing sounds and music. We will also examine the relationship between music and the cognitive functions of memory, movement, emotion and identity. Case studies involving music and its effect on humans will be examined. Labs will examine the anatomy and physiology of the ear, auditory nerve and associated brain structures. Subjective assessments of various types of music will also be studied.