Music and the Brain Symposium 2018: Performance

Sponsored by Department of Music, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics


May 11, 2018 – May 12, 2018
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In its second decade, the annual Music and Brain Symposium brings together scholars, scientists, and artists across multiple disciplines to explore aspects of music as a human behavior. This year's symposium will broadly address aspects of musical performance and expressivity.

On Friday, the afternoon talks will be followed by an evening concert with pianist Elaine Chew at 8:00 p.m. on the CCRMA Stage.

On Saturday, talks will be presented 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Note: Lunch will not be provided, contrary to earlier announcements. At 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Saturday, students from CCRMA and related departments will present posters on research broadly related to the theme of the symposium. A reception will follow the day's program. 


Moshe Bar, Bar-Ilan University: "Lasting Impressions in the Proactive Brain"

Michael Casey, Dartmouth College: "Music Composition and Performance via Neural Decoding: Reconstructing Audio Features from High Resolution (7T) fMRI"

Elaine Chew, Queen Mary University of London: "Music performance as problem solving"

David Eagleman, Stanford University, and Anthony Brandt, Rice University: "The Runaway Species"

Petr Janata, University of California, Davis: "Psychological mechanisms of engaged listening and spontaneous motor interaction"

Caroline Palmer, McGill University: "Decoding Mental States in Ensemble Music Performance"

Sponsored by the Scott and Annette Turow Fund.

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Free (includes receptions) | RSVP here.

Dates & Times

Friday, May 11, 2018 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:00 AM

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