Guest Lecturer: Morwaread Farbood

Event Title:Guest Lecturer: Morwaread Farbood (More Information)
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Title: Brain response to music at different hierarchical levels

Abstract: The primary focus of this talk is an fMRI study that explores two outstanding questions in the field of music cognition: (1) What is the extent to which listeners perceive musical structure beyond short (e.g., phrase length) time windows? (2) What are analogous structures in speech/language and music and how similarly are they processed? The brain imaging data presented in this talk provide a new perspective on both accounts.

Morwaread Farbood is an Assistant Professor in the Music Technology program in the Dept. of Music and Performing Arts Professions at New York University. Her research focuses primarily on understanding the real-time aspects of music listening, in particular how emergent phenomena such as tonality and musical tension are perceived. She employs methodologies drawn from various disciplines including music theory, cognitive psychology, computer science, and neuroscience.

Date and Time:Apr. 11, 2013 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Contact:Butler School of Music General Information
Admission:Free Admission
Location:MBE Building, Room 2.118 Maps and Directions
Sponsor:Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music