Online lectures with Emily Cross May 24th and 25th

Tuesday, May 24, 4 p.m. CET: From "Swan Lake" to Dancing Robots: Probing the Flexibility of Social Perception Emily Cross, Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow More info:   This talk will take place in the ArtLab Foyer. If you would like to attend in person, please email It will be streamed concurrently on …

Culture and brain lecture June 2nd: A neurophysiological approach to intense aesthetic experiences with Eugen Wassiliwizky

Title: A neurophysiological approach to intense aesthetic experiences  Speaker: Dr. Eugen Wassiliwizky, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Germany Date & time: June 2nd 14.00 Location: Zoom Zoom Meeting details Meeting ID: 616 7445 3943 Passcode: 255556 One tap mobile +46850539728,,61674453943# Sweden +46844682488,,61674453943# Sweden   A neurophysiological approach to intense aesthetic experiences Making the audiences feel moved is among the key goals …

Review article: music perception, action, emotion and learning all rest on our fundamental capacity for prediction

Music is ubiquitous across human cultures - as a source of affective and pleasurable experience, moving us both physically and emotionally - and learning to play music shapes both brain structure and brain function. Music processing in the brain - namely, the perception of melody, harmony and rhythm - has …

Interview with Internationally renowned soprano Renee Fleming : How does music affect the mind?

Internationally renowned soprano and Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming is interviewed in The Advocate prior to her presentation "Music and the Mind: Exploring the Intersection of Music, Health and Neuroscience" at Pennington Biomedical Center on Tuesday, May 10. Renee thinks of the human body as an orchestra - made up …

New study about the individual differences in ordinary aesthetic experience

Aesthetic experience seems both regular and idiosyncratic. On one hand, there are powerful regularities in what we tend to find attractive versus unattractive (e.g., beaches versus mud puddles). On the other hand, our tastes also vary dramatically from person to person: what one of us finds beautiful, another might find …

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