Sylvius Lectures

Sylvius Lectures

sylvius1The Sylvius Lectures refer to a prestigious lecture series organized and funded by the Leiden Institute for brain and Cognition (LIBC). Named after the German-Dutch physiologist and anatomist Franciscus Sylvius, discoverer of the brain’s Sylvian fissure, who died in Leiden in 1672, this annual lecture series presents a set of five or six internationally renowned speakers. Research areas of these invited speakers relate to one of the LIBC hot spots, i.e. Junior (brain development), Language, Stress or Pharmacology.
The lectures are open to all, no registration is required.

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Date & Time: September 6, 4pm
Location: Faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen, Pieter de la Court gebouw, Wassenaarseweg 52, room to be announced

 

 

 

goebelDate & Time: November 1st, 4.30 pm
Location: Faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen, Pieter de la Court gebouw, Wassenaarseweg 52, room to be announced

 

 

 

Date: 29 November 2018
Time: 2.30 pm

Chills, Thrills, and the Lack Thereof: Insights from Musical Anhedonia (in Engels)
Psyche Loui, Wesleyan University

portrait Psyche Loui

I will present behavioral and neuroimaging evidence for an auditory-emotional network that enables strong emotions to music, and its disruption in musical anhedonia. Results have implications for the origins of music as well as aesthetic experiences more generally. 
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peoplePatel 100x135Hidden connections between musical rhythm and ordinary speech (in Engels)
Aniruddh Patel, Tufts University people

No one would confuse speech and music, yet in the mind they can be linked in surprising ways. I will discuss how the rhythms of a composer’s native language are reflected in the rhythms of his or her instrumental music. Then I will discuss growing evidence for links between nonlinguistic rhythmic processing and early measures of literacy in young children, which has implications for using rhythmic training to improve reading abilities in normal and dyslexic children.
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