Navigation Links
Musicians and scientists to research mind and music at Rice University conference
Date:4/25/2011

Distinguished neuroscientists and musicians from around the world will gather at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music June 13-17 to collaboratively explore music's role in human cognition and behavior and present the latest research findings from this emerging field of study.

Through a series of in-depth morning seminars, the scientific researchers will be introduced to music theory and history while the musicians learn concurrently about brain morphology, music perception and experimental design. More than just a research symposium, "Exploring the Mind Through Music" will offer free public lectures each afternoon and evening.

"For the first time in a setting like this, music fellows will train with scientists and science fellows will study with musicians, learning in greater depth about each other's disciplines, methods and current perspectives," said Anthony Brandt, conference organizer and associate professor of composition and theory at Rice. "We hope to spur new research collaborations and get neuroscientists and musicians more actively talking to one another and to the public."

Having grown since its 2009 inauguration, the conference will include 15 scientific and 15 musical fellows who were selected from more than 125 applicants. During the conference, the fellows will reside on campus in the university's residential colleges and eat together in the serveries.

The fellows will take seminars with star faculty from Rice and the Texas Medical Center on topics such as music comprehension, the basics of human cognition and the mind-body connection.

The evening lectures will be given by world-renowned experts, including David Huron, head of the Ohio State University Cognitive and Systematic Musicology Laboratory; Robert Zatorre, a cognitive neuroscientist at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University; Aniruddh Patel, an evolutionary biologist at the Neurosciences Institute; and Fred Lerdahl, a composer and music theorist at Columbia University. Huron and Zatorre will offer a talk on music and emotion, and Patel and Lerdahl will discuss music and language.

"The goal of art and the goal of brain science are really not so different: to access, explore and understand what's going on inside of ourselves," Brandt said. "Brain science is beginning to show that human thinking is fundamentally creative. Working in tandem, art and science can help us to deepen our understanding of who we really are."

"Exploring the Mind Through Music" is presented by the Shepherd School of Music, the Humanities Research Center and Methodist Hospital's Center for Performing Arts and Medicine, with support from Rice University's Faculty Initiative Fund.


'/>"/>

Contact: David Ruth
druth@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Sweet Relief Musicians Fund qualifies for Pepsi Refresh Project
2. Scientists Discover How Peppermint Soothes Gastric Pain
3. Scientists develop compound that effectively halts progression of multiple sclerosis
4. Scientists Spot Key Gene Mutations in Melanoma
5. Illusion can halve the pain of osteoarthritis, scientists say
6. Berkeley Lab scientists find that normal breast cells help kill cancer cells
7. Artery Plaque Forms in Short Time Span, Scientists Say
8. Scientists Complete Detailed Map of Human Brain
9. Feinstein scientists identify abnormal disease pathway in dystonia
10. Scientists find potential benefit of hypericin for recurrent brain tumors
11. Scientists Use Computer to Read Human Thoughts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for a Fair Minimum ... by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same rate as the ... wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. , The company ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Haute ... Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest ... world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... National recruitment firm Slone ... executive with extensive sequencing and genomics experience, as Vice President of North American Capital ... will be responsible for leading the sales team in the commercialization of the HTG ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... is supporting the upcoming 2016 Miss Arizona pageant as its official Medspa Sponsor. ... Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, and Chandler, Arizona. , Dr. Olson says the decision ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... and Randall Markarian, DDS, are co-chairs for the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) ... July 15-16 at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville. , They ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Bracket , ... launch its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) ... held on June 26 – 30, 2016 in ... first electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to ... #715. Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, 2016 If ... Leaders Scholarship is any indication, the future is in ... at www.diabetesscholars.org by the Diabetes Scholars Foundation ... the way of academic and community service excellence. ... since 2012, and continues to advocate for people with ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Revolutionary technology includes multi-speaker listening to conquer ... in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, has today ... world,s first internet connected hearing aid that opens up ...      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382240 ) , ... , TwinLink™ - the first dual communication ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: