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Past Event

Sound Studies and Auditory Neuroscience: New Perspectives on Listening

May 1, 2017
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Columbia University, Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive, New York, NY 10027

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 will discuss the brain basis for strong emotional responses to sounds. Ethnomusicologist and anthropologist  Ana Maria Ochoa will speak about how different cultures conceptualize the relation between listening, music/sound and the human- non-human. Elizabeth Margulis will speak about empirical approaches to aesthetic listening from the perspective of music cognition.

Speakers:
Tim Griffiths, Professor of Cognitive Neurology, Newcastle University, UK
Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, Professor and Director of the Music Cognition Lab, University of Arkansas
Ana Maria Ochoa, Professor of Music, Columbia University

Moderator:
Nori Jacoby, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University

This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

Nori Jacoby, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University

Tim Griffiths, Professor of Cognitive Neurology, Newcastle University, UK

Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, Professor and Director of the Music Cognition Lab, University of Arkansas

Ana Maria Ochoa, Professor of Music, Columbia University

Panel Discussion