Triple major musician sees relationship between art and science

Despite her motivation to take on three majors, Kelsey Mankel said her biggest challenge is mastering the oboe. “The oboe is a tricky instrument, because you can’t have expectations about it,” she said. Dynamics, quality, shape, material and even weather deeply influence its sound.” While playing the oboe in the marching band, symphonic ensemble and other music groups, Mankel also pursues a major in psychology, neuroscience and music. “They all involve the brain in its different parts and shades. But also because I wanted to do it because I seek opportunities and do not waste them,” she said. Psychology focuses on mental behavior, she said, neuroscience considers the brain’s scientific facts and music is a creative wonder that is originated from the inside of our skull.  “I want to have a well-rounded perspective of brain,”…


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