Lyceum Society: Intoning a Thought – Emotional Processing in Music
Monday, March 3, 2014
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
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.
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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