Mickey Hart still performs the signature drumming adored by decades of "Deadheads." But he's now exploring a longtime passion — connecting percussion with the most fundamental rhythms of the universe and the human body.
See also: Music therapy for Alzheimer's disease.
And Hart has science on his side. His partner in capturing the beats of the cosmos is Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist George Smoot; and he's working with a team of medical researchers as he studies the healing effects of rhythmic stimuli.
My Generation takes a short — but not particularly strange — trip into Hart's new projects.