News January 17, 2018

St John’s Gets Jazzy

by Jackson Hole. Media

The lunchtime learning presentation, “Jazz Improvisation, Musical Creativity, and the Brain,” featuring Charles Limb, MD, will be held on Friday, February 2 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Teton County Library. The presentation is co-sponsored by St. John’s Medical Center Words on Wellness and the Grand Teton Music Festival as part of its 2018 Winter Festival.

In this presentation, Dr. Limb will discuss how neuroscientists study the musical regions of the brain, his experimental findings related to jazz improvisation, and the societal value of “Science of the Arts.”

Dr. Charles Limb is the Francis A. Sooy Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Chief of the Division of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery at UC San Francisco. He was featured on an NPR TED Radio Hour on the source of creativity. His current areas of research focus on the study of the neural basis of musical creativity as well as the study of music perception in deaf individuals with cochlear implants.

The Lunchtime Learning presentation is free, but ticketed. Tickets are available online at and at St. John’s wellness department.

For more information, please call St. John’s Wellness at 739-7244 or 739-7466.

St. John’s Words on Wellness program is supported in part by the St. John’s Hospital Foundation.

Focused on education and outreach, GTMF’s Winter Festival is generously sponsored by the Center of Wonder. For tickets and more information, please visit

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