Sound Studies and Auditory Neuroscience: New Perspectives on Listening
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.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,-- Moderator: Nori Jacoby, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, 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.Reception to follow.
New York City, NY; NYC