Lyceum Society: LEED Sustainability in Infrastructure
Monday, November 4, 2013
The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members.
Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.
All Lyceum meetings (except December) are Brown Bag lunches.
Brown Bag: 11:30 AM
Brief-Brief: 12:45 PM
Lecture & Discussion: 1:00–3:00 PM
Music as Unconscious Calculation
Speaker: Dr. Marina Korsakova Kreyn
Music perception relies on a tonal system of references, a scale, for reading tonal patterns. A scale presents a hierarchy of musical sounds that differ in pitch and in degree of attraction to a tonal center. The degree of tonal attraction appears to be related to the difference in the cost of neural processing for consonant versus dissonant sounds. The field of tonal attraction shapes melodic objects and maintains their unity.
LEED Sustainability in Infrastructure
Speaker: Al Goodman, P.E.
This talk will present a definition of sustainability. The presentation will show the historical background to the awareness of its importance, cover its role in infrastructure planning, and discuss LEED and Envision Rating schemes.
Marina Korsakova-Kreyn was trained as a classical pianist (Diploma, Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory, Russia) and cognitive scientist (PhD, The University of Texas at Dallas, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences). Her research in melodic rotation focused on the possibility of modality, independent processing in music cognition, whereas her research in affective responses to motion in tonal space addressed the source of emotion in music.
Dr. Alvin Goodman is currently Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU. He has received degrees from City College of New York (BSCE), Columbia University (MSCE) and NYU (PhD). He had held academic positions at City College, Northeastern University, NYU and Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Goodman has been associated with an Engineering Firm: 11 years full-time and 23 years part-time staff consultant.
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