Assal Habibi


Building 10 Conference Room 2

Music and Childhood Development


Dr. Assal Habibi is an Assistant Research Professor of Psychology at USC’s Brain and Creativity Institute. Along with Drs. Antonio and Hanna Damasio, she is the lead investigator of a 5-year longitudinal study investigating the effects of early childhood music training on the development of brain function and structure as well as cognitive, emotional, and social development. She is also a classically trained pianist, and has many years of musical teaching experience with children, which have always been a personal passion.