Indre Viskontas earned a doctorate in cognitive neuroscience from UCLA. She also has a Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she is currently a professor and teaches aspiring professional musicians how to develop effective practice strategies using the neuroscience of learning and memory. She is a Cognitive Neuroscience Affiliate at the Memory and Aging Center at the University of California, San Francisco. Her scientific work was featured in Oliver Sacks’ best-selling book Musicophilia and in Discover Magazine. She lectures widely on topics ranging from Music and the Brain to the Allure of Mystery. She co-hosts of the popular science podcast Point of Inquiry.