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Lyceum Society: Intoning a Thought – Emotional Processing in Music


for Members

Lyceum Society: Intoning a Thought – Emotional Processing in Music

Monday, March 3, 2014

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

Presented by the Lyceum Society


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

Brief-Brief Presentation:
Are we expecting too much from Neuroscience?

Speaker: Dr. Karen Siegel

Neuroscience is a broad and fashionable term; it became current only in the 1980s with the advent of functional brain-imaging techniques. Its use leads to such issues as:

-What are its implications for medical treatment?
-Might a functional MRI land you in jail--or get you out?
-Neurons: the clue to consciousness? Latest flashpoint in the long debate.

Main Presentation:
Intoning a Thought-Emotional Processing in Music

Speaker: Dr. Marina Korsakova Kreyn

We understand music intuitively thanks to the simplicity of music's communication. Listening to music is travelling across different distances in tonal space. The difference in tonal proximity generates minute affective reactions, integration of which produces the magic of aesthetic emotion. While the artfully sequenced tones work as triggers for immediate response by our neurophysiology, our minds recognize in the sequences of tones the logic of emotion.

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Student/Postdoc Member$0
Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow)$10

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