Sound Studies and Auditory Neuroscience: New Perspectives on Listening
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- MODERATOR: Nori Jacoby, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University
- SPEAKER: Tim Griffiths, Professor of Cognitive Neurology, Newcastle University, UK
- SPEAKER: Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, Professor and Director of the Music Cognition Lab, University of Arkansas
- SPEAKER: Ana Maria Ochoa, Professor of Music, Columbia University
- PANEL DISCUSSION: Panel Discussion
May 1, 2017, Faculty House, Columbia University
Listening to sounds is fundamental to how we experience our environment and ourselves. In recent years, both the humanities and sciences have become increasingly invested in the interrelation between the environment and the listening experience. This seminar features leading scholars from auditory neuroscience, sound studies, and music cognition discussing scientific and humanistic perspectives on the role of acoustic conditions and cultural exposure on the formation of the sense of hearing itself.
Auditory neuroscientist Tim Griffiths discusses the brain basis for strong emotional responses to sounds. Elizabeth Margulis speaks about empirical approaches to aesthetic listening from the perspective of music cognition. Ethnomusicologist and anthropologist Ana Maria Ochoa speaks about how different cultures conceptualize the relation between listening, music/sound and the human- non-human.
Moderated by Nori Jacoby, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University.