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Mozart and the Power of Music: Memory, Myth & Magic
Senate House, Friday 24 October, 09:30-20:00
In partnership with Institute of Musical Research, University of London
Musicologists, scientists, medical professionals and performers will debate the questions: how does performing and listening to music affect the brain? Does it increase your capacity to retain information? Is there a ‘Mozart effect’? Does music have the power to heal?
Speakers: Prof Jessica Grahn, Prof Jane Ginsborg, Stephen Johnson, Nigel Osborne, Prof Michael Trimble, Kirsteen Davidson-Kelly and Prof Dale Hesdorffer.
Performers: Ian Brown piano, James Gilchrist tenor, Anna Tilbrook piano
Full price: £95 / Student (full-time, available on a first come first served basis): £35
To book online CLICK HERE or call 020 8404 1327
The research group ReALL- Research in Affective Language Learning- of the University of Huelva (Spain) will host the symposium Music and cognition in language learning dedicated to analyzing ways of experiencing language learning that take advantage of the emotional and cognitive elements provided by music in formal and/or informal educational contexts. This event comes at the end of the national research project MUSIC PERCEPTION AND READING SKILLS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING financed by the Spanish Ministry FFI2010-15738 (subprogram FILO)
It aims to generate an international forum for debate and discussion on musical aptitude as an individual difference in language learning. The event is intended for academics and postgraduate students, but also for a worldwide audience who wants to understand the relationship between music and language learning.
Dr. Mireille Besson (CNRS CNRS – INCM, Institut des Neurosciences Cognitives de la Méditerranée, University of Marseille, to be confirmed)
Dr. Susanne Reiterer (Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies, Sprachlehr- und -lernforschung, University of Vienna)
Dr. Carmen Herrero (FLAME, (Film, Media and Language Learning), Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Manchester Metropolitan University)
Music and language have been dealt with in studies in neuroscience, applied linguistics, psychology, music and education. New information on the topic is constantly being published and it is therefore timely to bring together the work of those researchers who describe, explain and understand how our brain processes language and music and how central melodies and rhythm are to the process of language learning.
Furthermore, the concomitant spread of technology provides a compelling and practical rationale for this event. The audiovisual products (i.e. adverts, films, video clips) that constantly surround us need ways of explaining how music contributes to the overall ‘message’ of both individual scenes and the film as a whole, and to language learning, as well.
In order to transfer knowledge and generate new perspectives in the field, this event encourages both scholars and PhD students to submit their research. We specifically seek contributions that address the following issues:
· Music and Language as Human Capacities
· Melodies and Rhythm in First Language Acquisition
· The Melodic Approach to Second Language Learning
Deadline for submitting proposals: 5th September 2014
Proposals written in English or Spanish should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org together with contact details for the author(s) and a brief mention of the author(s) affiliation. Abstracts should not exceed 400 words (excluding references) and should clearly communicate the key points and conclusions of the paper, indicating the methodology, theoretical framework and the relationship to the call.
The conference will be held in English and Spanish. Further information https://sites.google.com/site/musicognitionlanglearning/
Advanced Psychoacoustics: Theory, Practice and Modelling
10-14th of November 2014
Aalborg University, Denmark.
It is our honour to announce a postgraduate school on Psychoacoustics, a join effort of the DREAMS-ITN network (www.dreams-itn.eu), Aalborg University (www.aau.dk), KU Leuven (www.kuleuven.be), and EURASIP (www.eurasip.org).
This 5-day course aims to fill the gap between psychoacoustics, signal processing, modelling, and sound perception. The invited leading experts will provide the state-of-the-art in a wide range of topics within reverberation and psychoacoustics. Moreover, three workshops will run during the school on: 1) Auditory Modelling, 2) Room Acoustic Simulation and Analysis, and 3) Perceptual Evaluation and Experimental Design.
The school commences on Monday 10th of November at 8:00, and the final item on the schedule finishes at 17:00 on Friday 14th of November.
The school is expected to be very popular, thus, the organisers will follow a first-come first-served registration procedure. For more information please follow the link below. Registration will be closed as soon as the maximum number of participants is reached (~45).
Brief: This 5-day intensive course will address topics in psychoacoustics’ theoretical framework, laboratory techniques and methodologies, as well as perceptual-based modelling, targeting researchers who work in the domain of Reverberation and Dereverberation, in an audio signal processing context. The course program is designed to provide a collection of advanced topics in psychoacoustics, where experts will provide the participants with a thorough insight to a set of pre-selected topics, over lectures, workshops, and masterclasses. Although a brief introduction to general psychoacoustics will be given, the attendee is expected to be confident with basic psychoacoustics and/or audio signal processing, auditory modelling (see Moore, 2013; Plack 2008).
Target Group: Industry Researchers, PostDocs, PhD Students.
Pre-Requirements: At least one of: Basic psychoacoustics, auditory system principles and audio signal processing are pre-required for all attendees.
ECTS: The school has been assigned 4,5 ECTS, for reading material, attendance, and workshops. An official reading list will be provided 3 weeks before the school. It is required to attend at least 80% of the lectures.
Topic 1: Introduction to Psychoacoustics (Half day)
Speakers: Dorte Hammershøi
Topic 2: Advanced Psychoacoustics –Latest ResearchU pdates (Half day)
Speakers: Steven van De Par
Topic 3A: Auditory Modelling – Psychoacoustical Perspective(Half day)
Speakers: Jasper van Dorp Schuitman
Topic 3B: Auditory Modelling – Cognitive Perspective (Half day)
Speakers: Jan Larsen
Topic 4A: Experiments in Psychophysics/ Psychometrics (Half day)
Speakers: Wolfgang Ellermeier
Topic 4B: Perceptual Evaluations (Half day)
Speakers: Nick Zacharov & Søren Bech
Topic 5: Binaural Technology and Virtual Reality (Full day)
Speakers: Alexander Raake & Alexander Lindau
Topic 6: Sound Perception in Rooms – Sensory – Analysis + (Half day)
Speakers: Tapio Lokki
Topic 7: Reverberation’s Psychoacoustics (Half day)
Speakers: Tapio Lokki, Alexander Lindau, and Panel Experts.
W1 – MATLAB / Signal Processing Workshop (Alexander Lindau, Jasper van Dorp Schuitman)
Room Acoustic Simulation and Auralisation
W2 – Perceptual Evaluation (Nick Zacharov)
Designing and Running an Experimental Design
The 9th Annual Meeting of the Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Society
January 5-7, 2015 – Tucson, Arizona
Free and open to the public
The University of Arizona will host the 9th annual meeting of the Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ACNS). This conference was created to bring together researchers from a variety of backgrounds to discuss the cognitive/perceptual processing of complex signals such as speech, music, and natural sounds. This meeting is meant to be interactive, so there will be plenty of opportunities for everyone attending to express opinions, outrage, love and affection.
Preliminary list of presenters (Subject to Change)
-Heather Bortfeld, University of Connecticut
-Chris Braun, Hunter College
-Bharath Chandrasekaran, University of Texas
-Suzanne Curtin, University of Calgary
-Fred Dick, University of London
-Alex Francis, Purdue University
-Lori Holt, Carnegie Mellon University
-Andrew Lotto, University of Arizona
-Bob Lutfi, University of Wisconsin-Madison
-Todd Maddox, University of Texas
-Dan Margoliash, University of Chicago
-David McAlpine, University College London
-Bob McMurray, University of Iowa
-Howard Nusbaum, University of Chicago
-Andrew Oxenham, University of Minnesota
-Caroline Palmer, McGill University
-Mark Pitt, THE Ohio State University
-Arty Samuel, SUNY-Stony Brook & BCBL, Spain
-Joel Snyder, University of Nevada Las Vegas
-Jean Vroomen, Tilburg University
-Bill Yost, Arizona State University
-Jason Zevin, University of Southern California
-Yi Zhou, Arizona State University
ACNS is free and open to the public. However, we ask that you register online so we can estimate attendance and plan accordingly.
Visitor parking is available in any of the UA parking garages. The 2nd Street Garage (2nd and Mountain) is closest to the conference venue. Parking costs $10/day.
Lodge on the Desert (3.2 miles from UA) is the main hotel for ACNS presenters. Other hotel options include Marriott Tucson University Park (within walking distance to the conference venue) or the Doubletree Hotel Tucson at Reid Park).
The deadline for poster submissions is November 24, 2014. Abstracts should be sent to email@example.com. Additional instructions for poster abstract submission will be available on the conference website.
For more information, including further details on the conference schedule as they
become available, please visit http://acns.webhost.uits.arizona.edu/the-society
or contact Andrew Lotto at firstname.lastname@example.org
Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, UK, 23-25 March 2015
In live and virtual situations, music listening and performing are multimodal experiences: Sounds may be experienced tactically, music evokes visual images or is accompanied by visual presentations, and both generate vivid cross-modal associations in terms of force, size, physical location, fluency and regularity, among others.
ICMEM aims to bring together researchers from various disciplines who investigate the multimodality of musical experiences from different perspectives. Disciplines may include audiology, cognition, computer science, music performance and theory, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology. Presentation formats include papers, symposia, demonstrations and posters.Investigations may include but are not necessarily confined to the following areas:
-Cross-modal correspondences with musical parameters
-Visual influences on the perception of music
-Role of the body and motor knowledge in the perception and interpretation of music
-Cross-modal interaction in multimedia, including music in film and games
-Uses of cross-modal correspondences to compensate for hearing or visual impairment
-Strong and weak synaesthesia
-Brain-structures related to cross-modal associations
-Phenomenology of cross-modal experiences
-Technological and commercial applications of cross-modal associations
-Creative and pedagogical uses of cross-modality in music
Proposals are invited for papers, symposia, demonstrations and posters on investigations of the multimodal experience of music.
Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/music/research/mmm/icmem
Submission deadline: 27th October 2014 by e-mail to ICMEM@sheffield.ac.uk
This conference is supported by ESCOM and SEMPRE, who offer bursaries to student attendees.
2nd International Conference on Music and Consciousness
Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, UK, 14th-17th April 2015.
Organised jointly by the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, and the University of Newcastle’s International Centre for Music Studies.
There have been rapid multidisciplinary advances in scholarly understanding of musical experience over the last fifteen years or so. It is increasingly accepted that musical experiences are multi-faceted, fluctuating, and dynamic; complex composites of cognitive, perceptual, embodied and affective components. One response to the acknowledged phenomenological complexity of musical engagement has been a growing interest in the relationship between music and consciousness.
Following on from the success of the first International Conference on Music and Consciousness (Sheffield, 2006), and the edited volume Music and Consciousness to which this led, this second conference is again intended as a forum for the exchange of perspectives from a broad range of disciplines, including but not restricted to: neuroscience, psychology, phenomenology, philosophy, sociology, musicology, performance studies, ethnomusicology, music therapy, evolutionary psychology, cognitive archaeology, and cultural history.
The conference will consist entirely of plenary sessions, enabling wide-ranging participation, with significant time set aside for discussion. It will include keynote presentations, papers, short communications, and musical performances.
The conference committee welcomes submissions addressing a broad range of themes, including but not limited to the following:
• Music and Unconsciousness
• Neural substrates of musical consciousness
• Consciousness and musical performance
• Music and trance, flow, absorption, dissociation, and altered states of consciousness (ASC).
• Theorising musical consciousness – across disciplines, across cultures, across history
• Consciousness and musical creativity
• Modes of musical consciousness, modes of musical subjectivity
• Music and collective consciousness
Proposals will be accepted on the basis of their relevance to the conference themes, significance, originality and rigour.
A formal call for papers will be issued in January 2014, with a deadline for proposals of July 2014.
17–23 August 2015 Manchester, U.K.:
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, U.K.
Organisers: Jane Ginsborg (chair), Alexandra Lamont (co-chair)
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Ninth Triennial European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM) Conference to be held at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK from 17 to 22 August 2015.
ESCOM supports and promotes empirical and theoretical research from a wide range of disciplines, including aesthetics, anthropology, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, composition, education, health and wellbeing, linguistics, music theory, music therapy, neuroscience, performance studies, philosophy, psychoacoustics, psychology and psychophysics. We expect the research to be disseminated at the Ninth Triennial Conference to be new and unpublished, and to have the potential for contributing to a better understanding of how music is perceived, represented and generated.
Submissions are now invited for spoken papers, poster presentations, symposia and workshops. The language of the conference is English and all spoken papers, posters, conference proceedings and publications will be in English. All submissions should be made online. They will be reviewed anonymously by two or more members of the Review Committee. Full-text conference Proceedings will be published online, for downloading, and on a USB flash drive.
Due to the likely interest in this conference the number of opportunities available to each presenter, particularly for spoken papers, is limited. We suggest that those wishing to make more than one submission consider allowing co-authors to present, and/or submitting proposals in different formats such as poster presentations, symposia or workshops, as alternatives to spoken papers. Full details of the types of presentations available can be found at http://www.escom2015.org/call_for_papers.html.
· Submissions open: 15 September 2014
· Deadline for submissions: 29 December 2014 (no extensions are expected)
· Decisions communicated to presenters: from 23 February 2015
· Registration deadline for presenters (essential to be included in the programme): 1 May 2015
· Deadline for receipt of papers for the Proceedings: 15 May 2015
For more information please see the conference website www.escom2015.org or contact the Organising Committee at email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your submissions and encourage you to keep abreast of developments relating to the conference on the website and Twitter @ESCOM2015. Please also share amongst colleagues, students, and other interested parties.
Jane Ginsborg (Chair) and Alexandra Lamont (Co-chair)
The SMPC Board is pleased to announce that SMPC 2015 will be hosted at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Elizabeth Dykens has agreed to serve as conference chair, with Dr. Reyna Gordon serving as conference co-chair. More details will be forthcoming as the conference chairs make further arrangements.
The tentative dates for the conference are August 6-10, 2015, so factor that into your advance plans!
If you hear of any conferences that may be interesting for music psychologists then please forward details to me: v.williamson- at- gold.ac.uk