Sylvius Lectures

Sylvius Masterclass Symposium by dr Psyche Loui and dr Ani Patel

Date: 29 November 2018
Time: 2.30 pm

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

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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. 

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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