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Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Jenna Kang: Music and neuroscience

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Obsessed with horses, Jenna Kang began playing violin at 6 years old because the instrument鈥檚 bow was made of horsehair.

Since then, Kang has explored classical music as a soloist, chamber musician with Young Chamber Musicians and orchestra musician in the California Youth Symphony and National Youth Orchestra. She treasures musical modes of expression and the ways they can help her community.

鈥(Music) is a time to be in a safe outlet by yourself,鈥 Kang said. 鈥淵ou just get absorbed into it. And there鈥檚 so much you can do with music 鈥 performing, volunteering and teaching.鈥

Apart from music, Kang has been fascinated by the brain since she first learned about neuroscience in seventh grade. In high school, she explored intersections between music and neuroscience.

“I was in a Stanford camp freshman year, and we basically learned about new modern inventions regarding neuroscience and Alzheimer’s,” she said. “It was my first experience researching, and I did a lot聽 of research regarding the two.鈥

Kang has also taught music to students with autism at her church and the Academy of Music and Arts for Special Education. She is interested in understanding music鈥檚 role in neurological treatment.

鈥淧laying music can help patients regain movement quickly, and I think that it’s very interesting,” she said. 鈥淢usic activates both hemispheres of the brain. It’s like a mega vitamin 鈥 no聽 other activity does that, and that alone opens a lot of doors.鈥

During her next four years at Stanford University, Kang hopes to double major in music and neuroscience.

“I want to research how to diagnose patients with music,鈥 she said. “There’s this artist I’ve been researching who is unique because he has Alzheimer’s and his artwork had shown symptoms of dementia. There鈥檚 so many different signs art can show and I want to keep researching about it.鈥

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